Islip, NY — At approximately 7:46 am, suspicious items were discovered by a transportation security officer in the carry-on bags of a male passenger destined for Southwest flight 384 to Las Vegas.
Out of an abundance of caution, the checkpoint was closed at 7:50 and local police were notified. The bomb squad responded and has removed the suspicious items from the checkpoint area.
Additionally, the passenger's checked bags were also removed from the aircraft and taken into possession of the bomb squad.
The passenger is currently in custody and the FBI has responded.
At 9:05 normal checkpoint operations resumed.
Security Incident at Islip McArthur Airport
Thursday, October 16, 2008