NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nine members of a television crew have pleaded not guilty to creating a false public alarm and other counts after one of their devices prompted a fake-bomb alert at one of the New York area’s three major airports.
The creators of a CNBC reality show “Staten Island Hustle” have said the crew was shooting an episode about a vacuum device used to compress luggage when it prompted the alert Jan. 18 at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration had believed the device was a fake bomb. It says parts of the gadget were “indicators of an improvised explosive device.”
“Staten Island Hustle” documents a group of investors searching for unconventional products.
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