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Rosen Wegal was arrested by Broward deputies after allegedly making a bogus bomb threat at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Saturday morning. For nearly five hours, the threat forced the closure of much of the airport.
According to the bocanewsnow.com, in a statement released Saturday night, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said: “Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Threat Management Unit arrested Rosen Wegal for charges related to making a false bomb threat.”
He is 74 years old.
False Bomb Threat At Airport Florida Full Details
Wegal got into a heated disagreement with a ticket counter employee around 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
Wegal attempted to walk away from the ticket booth in Terminal 2 during the dispute, leaving his carry-on luggage behind. According to deputies, when the employee told Wegal he needed to take his luggage with him, he said there was a bomb inside. Wegal, according to the BSO, left his luggage in Terminal 2 and proceeded to Terminal 3.
To investigate, deputies, along with the bomb squad and threat management unit investigators, went to the airport.
Terminals 2, 3, and 4 were swept and evacuated. Wegal was apprehended when officials discovered that the bomb threat was baseless.
The Broward Sheriff Office arrested this man who they say made a fake bomb threat at Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Deputies took into custody 74 year-old Rosen Wegal after he made the threat following an argument with an employee at the ticket counter. pic.twitter.com/ZygBP0BKn5
— WIL [ i.am. Mr. Wilson] SON (@Wilsonews2021) July 11, 2021
Wegal faces a charge of false reporting in connection with the planting of a bomb, explosion, or weapon of mass destruction.
BOMB THREAT ARREST — @browardsheriff say they have arrested 74 yr Wegal Rosen for falsely saying he had a bomb after deputies say he got into an argument with a @FLLFlyer ticket employee. Rosen was told to take his carry-on luggage, he allegedly replied saying he had a bomb pic.twitter.com/ktrOKryi7q
— Marcine Joseph (@MJ_Reports) July 11, 2021