Man reportedly left ‘suspicious device’ at airport because it didn’t fit on plane
A pressure cooker discovered abandoned near a trash can at Newark Liberty International Airport last Sunday, prompting a security alert, was not left there by a would-be terrorist, authorities said.
Instead, the New Jersey man was trying to discard the device after being told he could not bring it aboard his flight, according to an official familiar with the incident and published reports.
The man, who is relocating to Texas, tried to bring it on his flight as a carry-on. When the man, identified only as someone in his 40s, was told that he could not, he attempted to throw it away. He was later identified from security footage.