Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Who Claimed to Have Bomb Indicted; Faces Federal Charges of Conveying False Information in Airport Incident

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Man Who Claimed to Have Bomb Indicted; Faces Federal Charges of Conveying False Information in Airport Incident

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The man who claimed to have a bomb at Jacksonville International Airport on Oct. 2 has been indicted on federal charges and faces up to five years in prison.

Zeljko Causevic 39, is charged with conveying false or misleading information. Causevic was arrested on a federal warrant while in state custody and faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison, said U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman William Daniels.

Causevic was previously charged with making a false bomb report and manufacturing/possessing a hoax bomb. The office of State Attorney Angela Corey dropped those charges Monday after the federal government moved to prosecute him.

Causevic told a Transportation Security Administration agent, "I got a bomb in here, " according to his arrest report. The contents of his camouflage backpack would later reveal a luggage scale with batteries and a microchip and cellphone. What Causevic described as a "detonator" - a remote-control device - was found on him.

Hundreds of people were evacuated from the airport while the bomb scare was investigated, with many people missing flights.

Larry Hannan

TWO TEENS CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY

Two Jacksonville teenagers were arrested and charged with sexual battery after a 15-year-old Englewood High School student told police they raped her, according to WJXT TV-4.

The girl told police two boys asked her to go with them behind Cambridge Park Apartments Oct. 9 about 10 p.m., the station reported from an arrest report. The girl followed them to the back of the apartment where they asked her if she wanted to "have some fun," smoke and drink.

The girl turned to go but was grabbed by the teenagers. She tried to kick them and get away, when a third attacker appeared. They took turns raping her, covering her mouth when she tried to scream, WJXT cited from the arrest report.

She reported it to the school resource officer two days after the attack. She brought investigators behind the apartment complex and was examined by a doctor. On the way back to the school, the girl spotted 17-year-olds Kevin Riley and Johnny Turner in front of a McDonald's and implicated them, WJXT reported. …

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