Sheriff's Office: Nearly-naked man causes bomb scare at Daytona airport

The concourse at Daytona Beach International Airport  PHOTO COURTESY DAYTONA BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The concourse at Daytona Beach International Airport

PHOTO COURTESY DAYTONA BEACH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

A nearly-naked man caused the Daytona Beach International Airport to be evacuated Friday morning after making statements about a bomb, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Volusia County sheriff’s deputies responded around 6:22 a.m. to a report of a suspicious person at the airport, who turned out to be 25-year-old John T. Greenwood.

Greenwood had gone into an airport restroom that was under construction, placed a bag inside a hole in a wall and emerged from the restroom without wearing his clothes, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Gant.

“Greenwood went to the baggage claim area, where he was encountered on the run by responding deputies,” Gant said in a press release. “Greenwood did not immediately comply with commands to lie down on the floor, and he made statements indicating a bomb was about to go off in the airport.”

A deputy used his Taser on Greenwood, who was then taken into custody.

Bomb and K-9 units cleared the terminal and confirmed there were no explosive devices. The airport was reopened around 9:40 a.m.

Greenwood was subsequently charged with felony burglary; making a false report concerning planting a bomb, explosive device or weapon of mass destruction; criminal mischief; resisting arrest without violence; exposure of sexual organs; and unlawfully possessing the personal identification of another person.

— Anthony DeFeo
 

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