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A 70-year-old passenger who was arrested at New York's LaGuardia Airport after authorities say he threatened a ticket agent has pleaded not guilty to making a terrorist threat.

John Park of Farmington, Michigan was released without bail after his arraignment late Saturday.

Authorities say Park became irate when he was told there was a $50 fee to check his bag Saturday morning.

Prosecutors say Park told the ticket agent at Spirit Airlines there was a bomb in the bag and tried to leave.

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Extra security hurdles at airports experienced by two Michigan men, both U.S. citizens, did not violate their constitutional rights. That's according to a recent unanimous ruling by a three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. 

The two men, plaintiffs in the case, claim they were placed on a federal government list that designates people for enhanced security screenings in airports due to threats they may pose to civil aviation or national security. 

Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

ROMULUS – An Associated Press investigation has found that people crashed cars into or otherwise breached the security fencing at Detroit Metropolitan Airport more than authorities have disclosed. In all, there were 14 intrusions from 2004 through mid-February.

Officials cited four incidents when AP revealed problems with airport defenses last year.

Federal records showed another five the airport had not told AP about. There also were four breaches in 2015 - the most in any year in Detroit - and one in February.