Bloke made bomb threat and told police he wanted to steal a jet to go to Area 51
A man in a clown mask made a bomb threat and told police he wanted to steal a jet to go look at aliens in Area 51, it has been reported.
The unnamed culprit was arrested by the Las Vegas Police Department after he drove a limo through an airport fence and made the bomb threat.
The suspect was arrested for trespassing, dispersing a hoax substance and threatening terrorist acts, CNN reports.
Police first received reports of a vehicle performing donuts at the Jet Suite X parking lot at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, USA, at 6:45pm on Thursday.
As officers were responding to the call, they were told that the vehicle had breached the inner and outer security gates and was now driving recklessly across a plane ramp.
The police also witnesses the suspect drive between several planes before stopping next to a parked jet and threatening employees who had confronted him.
According to witnesses, he is reported to have shouted: “I have a f***ing bomb. I’m going to blow this place up."
He then re-entered the car as employees fled and began evacuating the airport, before police arrived and stopped the vehicle.
They immediately detaining the man who told them he was trying to steal a jet and fly to Area 51 to see aliens and that he had a gasoline device and shotgun in his car.
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A search of the suspect's car revealed there was a device similar to an oxygen tank and what appeared to be a fire extinguisher with heavy-gauge wiring wrapped around it and a wooden platform, which looked similar to a possible explosive device.
McCarran Airport’s public information administer, Joe Raichel, told CNN: "We thank those diligent workers who responded to this situation and safeguarded those here at the airport, both on the ground and in the air.”
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