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Police arrest man at airport who falsely claimed he swallowed explosive

A despondent man claiming to have swallowed an explosive device drove a car onto the south side of San Jose International Airport on Sunday morning, police said.

Police said they responded at 7:25 a.m. to the security breach, took the suspect into custody and determined that his claim about an explosive was unfounded.

He appeared to be having a mental health crisis and would receive services, police said on social media. The suspect will be booked into jail on suspicion of several charges.

Police didn’t release information about where the suspect was detained, or how he gained access to the area. More details would be released later in the day, a spokesperson said.

Some delays occurred at the airport during the incident, but police said operations have since returned to normal and there was no ongoing public safety threat.

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