Police: Man said he had bomb in carry-on bag at Charlotte Douglas

Police: Man said he had bomb in carry-on bag at Charlotte Douglas

Felipe Moraga Martin

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by CAMERON STEELE / The Charlotte Observer

WCNC.com

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 7:07 PM

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have arrested a man for telling U.S. Airways employees he had a bomb in his carry-on bag. Felipe Moraga Martin, 24, was charged Saturday with felony reporting of a false bomb at a public building.

Police said that while Martin was in line to board a U.S. Airways plane from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, he told airline employees that he had a bomb in his carry-on luggage.

When airline officials questioned Martin, he repeated that he had bomb in the airport concourse, according to a police report.

Police determined that Martin did not have a bomb in his carry-on and arrested him on the felony false reporting charge. He was later booked in the Mecklenburg County jail on a $2,000 secured bond.

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