Concourse A and B at Terminal B underwent evacuation after 70-year-old John Park of Farmington, Michigan got into an argument with airport personnel, police sources said.
The passenger allegedly left a bag on the counter and made statements including the word “bomb,” causing the evacuation, said police sources.
The man was quickly taken into custody, with pending charges.
The NYPD bomb squad was on scene, and no injuries have been reported.
The package has been cleared, and Terminal B has resumed normal operations, according to the airport’s Twitter.
The airport’s Twitter page published several posts around 8 a.m. regarding police activity at the airport’s Terminal B, causing several delays and disruptions.
“Due to police activity, LGA concourses A and B at Terminal B are not accessible and passengers should expect delays,” the airport tweeted.
Passengers using Terminal B should check with their airlines about delays.
Commuters and passengers are also cautioned to allow extra travel time as traffic is at a standstill getting into the airport from the Grand Central Parkway.