News agencies reported on Friday that Geoffrey McGann of Rancho Palos Verdes, California was arrested at the Oakland International Airport after going through security while wearing suspicious items.
According to the releases McGann was wearing a watch which was set to the wrong time and had wires coming out of it along with a circuit board and a toggle switch. No actual explosives were found on McGann although he was also wearing a military shirt with built-in tourniquets and oversize shoes with hollowed-out soles.
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McGann was arrested and was being held in lew $150,000.00 bail at the Alameda County Jail at Santa Rita.
So, what would prompt a man in this day of age appear at the airport wearing the items described below? Apparently Mr. McGann explained that this was art project and he was traveling for work. No explosive substances were found on him.
Airport security incidents not uncommon, just ask a TSA agent or even better AssemblymanTim Donnelly, a Republican from the San Bernadino Mountains who was arrested after trying to bring a loaded gun in a carry-on bag onto the plane at Ontario airport. The explanation was that he forgot the gun was in the bag.
It not clear and we may never know what Mr. McGann was thinking when he tried to board the plane with a watch made to look like an explosive device but one thing is clear he drew attention, desired or not.
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