The passenger is now in FBI custody.

A person was stopped by TSA at Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Worldwide Airport attempting to carry an explosive machine on a airplane Monday, the company confirmed.

An official conversant in the investigation instructed ABC Information the explosive was hid in a checked piece of bags and contained a number of fuses.

The passenger is now in FBI custody.

The passenger, Mark Muffley of Lansford, Pennsylvania, was set to take an Allegiant flight from japanese Pennsylvania to Florida’s Orlando Sanford Worldwide Airport.

The machine hidden within the bag’s lining was a round compound, about 3 inches in diameter, that “contained a granular kind of powder hid” in wax paper and plastic wrap, based on the prison grievance.

“This granular kind of powder is in keeping with a business grade firework,” the grievance mentioned.

An airport spokesperson mentioned the suspicious package deal was found shortly after 11 a.m. Monday and the west facet of the airport’s predominant terminal was shut down “for precautionary measures.”

The package deal was faraway from the airport and the closed portion of the terminal reopened shortly earlier than 2 p.m., the spokesperson mentioned.

Muffley was paged over the airport’s public system to come back to the safety desk, the prison grievance mentioned. 5 minutes later, safety cameras confirmed Muffley leaving the airport, the grievance mentioned.

Muffley is charged with possession of an explosive in an airport and possessing, or making an attempt to put, or making an attempt to have positioned an explosive or incendiary machine on an plane.

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