A naked man was apprehended at a central Florida airport on Friday after attempting to get onto a tarmac through the baggage carousel and claiming a bomb was planted in a restroom, which caused an evacuation. The sheriff further stated that Greenwood was taken to a hospital.
According to a police report, the man, later identified as John Greenwood, made his way into the baggage carousel area and reportedly began to yell about having explosives.
When Greenwood refused to put his hands behind his back, the officers, who were wearing body cams, used a taser on him and arrested him. "I planted a bomb in the bathroom,"' Chitwood quoted him as saying. Greenwood had arrived at the airport with his clothes on but emerged from a bathroom naked, Chitwood said.
Deputies and bomb-sniffing dogs soon cleared the terminal, which reopened about 9:40 a.m.
The airport was evacuated, but later resumed normal operations.
"Fortunately for us, it was not a bomb", Chitwood said.
After searching the restrooms, a deputy found something hidden in some drywall in a bathroom under construction, the sheriff said. They had been evacuated earlier to the short-term parking area.
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Greenwood claimed to have ingested the drug "Molly", before the incident, Chitwood said. "I'm naked. I'll go to jail, I'll go wherever the hell you want me to go, man".
After he was detained, the unclad man told a deputy: "I just want to get out of here, bro".
"What if I pull them out?"
Greenwood faces charges of burglary, false report concerning a bomb, criminal mischief, resisting arrest without violence, exposure of sexual organs and unlawful posession of someone else's identificaiton.
Chitwood told the station that Greenwood was held twice in 2007 under the Baker Act, which allows for involuntary mental health examinations, and was once arrested on an allegation of assault on a Daytona Beach police officer.
All passengers were asked to wait outside the airport for about 90 minutes, after which they were checked in again and allowed to board their flights.