LaGuardia Suspect Faces 7 Years Over Fake Bomb

Scott McGann charged with placing a fake bomb, making terrorist threats
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2009 5:32 PM CDT
In this cell phone photo provided by Ron Beard, travelers gather outside Laguardia Airport during an evacuation, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009.   (AP Photo/Ron Beard)
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(Newser) – The man who entered LaGuardia airport with what could barely be described as a fake bomb has been charged with making a terrorist threat and placing a phony bomb, the New York Post reports. Scott McGann, 32, faces about 7 years in jail if convicted for the stunt that caused a full-scale evacuation of LaGuardia last Saturday. Authorities say McGann also was carrying a schematic for a time machine.