The person threatened to explode planes in Las Vegas for a payment, the report mentioned
Las Vegas police arrested a northern Nevada man accused of shooting people and blowing up planes at McCarran International Airport when an airline tried to bill him for a carry-on bag.
Andrew Greco, 52, was arrested Friday and booked, according to court records, for conveying a bomb threat and threatening an act of terrorism.
Greco started yelling at Frontier Airlines ticket office staff on Thursday after being told that his carry-on bag would cost $ 55, according to the Metropolitan Police Department arrest report.
After Greco allegedly threw his credit card and license at the ticket office staff, he left the airport because the staff had called the police.
Investigators believe Greco returned to his room in South Point, where he called Frontier Customer Service at least 11 times throughout the night. During the calls, Greco threatened to “kill people in Las Vegas or blow up a plane,” police said.
On one call, Greco said he had C4 plastic explosives strapped to planes in McCarran, and on another he said he would have “no problem killing people in Las Vegas” unless he was transferred to a manager.
Police said Greco used multiple racist slurs while speaking to call center staff in the Philippines and told police he “did not want to be forwarded to someone with an accent”.
“He said he wanted to scare them into answering,” the officers wrote in the report after interviewing Greco.
Greco had flown from Reno to Las Vegas on April 19. He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $ 5,000 bail. A trial in this case is scheduled for May 11th.
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