(Adds police details on suspect)
NEW YORK Aug 1 Authorities temporarily closed
one of the terminals at New York's busy LaGuardia airport on
Saturday morning and took a man into custody after discovering
what turned out to be a fake bomb in his bag.
Most of the airport's main terminal was closed at 5:30
a.m./0930 GMT and travelers were allowed to return about 3 1/2
hours later. Jack Kelly, a spokesman for the Port Authority of
New York and New Jersey, said the terminal's Concourse C, where
the man was taken into custody, would remain closed until a
crime scene investigation had been completed.
Kelly described the suspect as emotionally disturbed and
New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said the man
"He was carrying a hoax device," Browne said. "The hoax
device consisted of batteries and wires in a duffle bag."
Officials of the Port Authority, which operates the New
York City's three major airports, were working with affected
airlines to reroute some travelers.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Eric Walsh; Editing by