A 64-year-old Manhattan man has been arrested, accused of calling in nearly a dozen bomb threats targeting Kennedy Airport travelers and police officers over the course of 16 days in June, authorities say.
The Morningside Heights man made 11 calls to 911 from June 9 through June 24 to say he was planting chemical bombs and explosives containing nails at JFK.
In one call placed just after 7 a.m. on June 18, the suspect allegedly told 911 he had three chemical bombs in a BMW and would drive to JFK, saying: "I am going to kill a lot of people at the airport today. It's a pleasure to kill."
He called again at about 8 a.m. to allegedly say: "Muslims are on their way to place a bomb at JFK today."
Then on June 21, the suspect call 911 and said it was his mission to kill police officers, prosecutors said.
On June 24, he allegedly told 911: "I have a naked police officer in the basement. I am going to kill a lot of officers tonight. I have three bombs I want to place at JFK Airport."
The suspect was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Saturday on 11 counts of first-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a terroristic threat. He's being held on $750,000 bail and is expected to return to court July 10.
Port Authority Chief Security Officer Thomas Belfiore said "extensive police resources" were spent investigating the phony threats.
If convicted, the man faces up t0 7 years in prison.