The Connecticut State Police were called to Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport after TSA screeners saw a suspicious looking objects in a piece of luggage. The piece of luggage in question had been checked using the curb side services by a passenger flying out of the airport that morning.
When carrying out their standing screening duties at the airport, a TSA employee saw a suspicious looking object that resembled a grenade, located in a piece of luggage that had been checked.
On finding the object the TSA contacted the Connecticut State Police. When the police arrived at Bradley International Airport they initiated an emergency safety plan that involved setting up a safe area around the suspect piece of luggage, clearing the curbside areas of traffic and passengers and calling in Connecticut State Police bomb specialists.
When the luggage was investigated by the state bomb specialists is was found to indeed contain a grenade. However, it was concluded that the grenade looked only to be a military souvenir and that it did not have any ability to explode.
The emergency operations carried out at Connecticut’s Bradley International Airport interrupted airport activities for just under one hour. Once the police determined that the situation was safe, normal operations at the airport were allowed to continue.
The owner of the luggage was located in the airport terminal by the Connecticut State Police, arrested and taken away for questioning. At the Troop W Bradley International Airport the suspect was presented with charges of breaching the peace and held on a $250 dollar bond.
This incident took place last week at around 9:13 in the morning at Connecticut’s main airport, Bradley International. The airport is located just north of Hartford in the town of Windsor Locks.
The suspect has been identified by the Connecticut State Police as being Harold Falslev aged 78. Harold Falslev is from North Logan Utah. An arraignment has taken place in Enfield, Connecticut.
The Connecticut Department of Public Saftey’s Liuetenent J. Paul Vance put out information about this arrest in the form of a press release. If anyone has any concerns about the safety at Bradley International Airport, Connecticut they can contact the police on 860 685 8230.
More information regarding public safety and concerns can be found by visiting the Connecticut Department of Public Safety website or by calling the department on 860 685 8441.
Connecticut Department of Public Safety & Connecticut State Police Press Release