Police say an Air Force staff sergeant intimated he had a pressure cooker in his backpack during a tirade at Logan International Airport in Boston Tuesday, presumably after a worker there told him the USO lounge was closed, the Boston Herald reported.
Jeffrey Sawyer, 30, of Cicero, N.Y., was charged with making a bomb or hijack threat and released on his own recognizance in East Boston District Court a day later.
According to the Herald: Sawyer went up to information kiosk Tuesday morning and asked a worker how he could get into the USO lounge. When the worker said it closed, the airman sounded off about the Boston marathon bombing and the military furlough and allegedly said: “What am I supposed to do with this pressure cooker?” a police report said.
Sawyer was arrested at a taxi stand. The Boston Marathon bombers used pressure cookers in the explosions that killed three people and injured hundreds of others April 15.