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Woman made bomb threat at Miami airport, police say

March 6, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old Honduran woman crashed her vehicle into a police patrol car at Miami International Airport and screamed that she had a bomb.

The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/aA0JbF ) reports that bomb-sniffing dogs turned up nothing after the incident Thursday afternoon. A criminal complaint says Julissa Magdalena Maradiaga-Iscoa faces a federal charge of making a bomb threat in a public place. She was expected in court Friday.

FBI Special Agent Michael Leverock says there appears to be no connection to terrorism, and there were no injuries.

The complaint says Maradiaga-Iscoa was driving a silver Toyota when she turned and headed toward the airport entrance, crashing into the patrol car. Police say she screamed at officers about a bomb in what they believed was Arabic, then English.

Airport spokesman Gregory Chin said the area was clear and all lanes open late Thursday.

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