Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
July 11, 2007
                                CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE 

   Today, 07/11/07, at approximately 9:13 a.m., State Police at Bradley International Airport were notified by TSA screeners that a suspicious object was observed by screeners in luggage that had been checked  curbside by an airline passenger.   

   TSA was observing CTX screening of airline passengers luggage when a TSA employee observed the suspicious object that looked like a grenade inside a piece of checked  luggage.   State Police were contacted and responded to the site.  State Police instituted an emergency plan establishing a safe area around the luggage.  Sidewalks were cleared of passengers and traffic was re-routed as State Police bomb technicians responded to examine the object.  State Police Trooper bomb technicians examined the device and determined that the grenade was inert and that it appeared to be a military souvenir with no explosive capability.

   During this emergency, the Bradley Airport Operations were interrupted for a 45 minute period while this device was examined by State Police.

   State Police located the owner of the luggage (the accused)  in the terminal and he was taken into custody.  The accused was transported to Troop W Bradley International Airport where he was charged and held on bond.

ARRESTED:    FALSLEV, Harold  S.   age 78

                        2627 North 800 East

                        North Logan, Utah

CHARGE:     Breach of Peace 

   The accused is being held on $250 bond and will be arraigned at GA #13 in Enfield on 07/12/07.


Lt. J. Paul Vance