Police ID suspect in bomb threats at Philadelphia International Airport

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Friday, December 4, 2015
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Police said charges are pending against a man from Norway in connection with a phoned-in bomb threat at the Philadelphia International Airport.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Police have charged a man from Norway who allegedly phoned-in two bomb threats to the Philadelphia International Airport.

Svein Johannessen, 30, was arrested after the incidents on Thursday afternoon.

Investigators said he called 911 twice, at 3:25 and 4:35 p.m., saying he had a bomb and did not want any British Airways planes flying out of Philadelphia.

Johannessen also mentioned "luggage Terminal A" during the call, police said.

A search was conducted and no device was found. Airport operations were not impacted.

Police said Johannessen was caught after officers reviewed surveillance videos of pay phones.