Date posted: April 29, 2021, 11:56 am
Last Updated: April 29, 2021, 11:56 am.
Security for McCarran International Airport has been stepped up in recent days after a Nevada man allegedly threatened to blow up planes and shoot people in Las Vegas. The threat came after he was informed that the baggage fee would be charged for the baggage, the metro police said.
Andrew Greco, 52, who is believed to be from Stateline, was arrested late last week on charges of reporting a bomb threat and posing a threat in an act of terrorism. Las Vegas Review-Journal reported referring to court documents.
Increased patrols appeared at the airport, and federal law enforcement was alerted to his alleged threats. As a precaution, local news reports said this week. Subway police alerted counter-terrorism and FBI officers.
The incident began with Greco yelling at a Frontier Airlines employee at the check-in counter after being told the hand luggage would cost $ 55, Review-Journal he said based on a subway police report. Greco then allegedly dumped the driver's license and credit card to Frontier employees.
At one point during the confrontation, the Frontier manager told Greco that he could not board the Frontier plane, according to a police report. KLAS, local TV station.
The employees then called the police. Greco has left the airport.
He lived in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, according to the report. He returned to the hotel.
He allegedly called Frontier customer service 11 times a night from his room. According to a police report, he allegedly threatened to "kill people in Las Vegas or blow up a plane."
Claimed there were explosives
Greco also allegedly told a customer service agent that he was supposed to have placed a C4 plastic explosive on planes in McCarran.
He then allegedly said that he "would have had no problem killing people in Las Vegas" had the Frontier manager not picked up the phone.
In addition, KLAS reported that Greco had threatened to commit a "mass shooting".
In his reported rant, Greco allegedly told call center employees he had "prior military experience," KLAS said, relying on a police report. Police could not confirm that Greco served in the military.
He also allegedly uttered a number of racially motivated insults when he spoke on the phone to the Frontier call center staff. It is located in the Philippines.
Earlier this month, Greco flew from Reno to Las Vegas, Review-Journal He said. He was planning to return to Reno when the incident happened, KLAS said.
He was arrested in his hotel room. When the cops arrived, Greco told them, "I know why you're here," KLAS said.
He was arrested last Friday and placed in the Clark County Detention Center. The bail amount has been set at $ 5,000. He is due to appear in local court on May 11.
"The Department of Aviation appreciates the efforts of law enforcement, our airline partners and others who responded," said Chris Jones, a McCarran spokesman in an interview with KLAS. "We take security very seriously and were pleased with the professional way the case was quickly investigated and closed."
Mandalay Bay Mass Shootout
Las Vegas has been the site of the deadliest mass shootout in modern US history. On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock opened fire on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay. He fired bullets at the crowd of listeners below and across the Strip from his suite.
Some 58 victims died and over 850 were injured. Paddock committed suicide as the police approached his apartment. The FBI has never been able to pinpoint the motive of Paddock's actions.