Teen creates disturbance at Buffalo airport ..

Teen creates disturbance at Buffalo airport ..


May 16th, 2006, 9:09 pm #1

Teen creates disturbance at Buffalo airport

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. He shouted "It's time to die" before ripping off his backpack and reaching inside it at an upstate airport.

Now, a teenager faces disorderly conduct charges after causing a disturbance at Buffalo Niagara International Airport last night.

Authorities say the 16-year-old boy (Alif Chowdhury) from Garden City, Long Island was with his father (Ehsan Chowdhury) waiting outside a terminal prior to their flight to J-F-K Airport.

Passers-by became suspicious of the youth's behavior and alerted airport police. The teen -- who was dressed in a white robe-like garment -- became agitated while officers questioned his father.

Officials say he said he wasn't afraid to die and tried to pull something out of his backpack.

The officers subdued the youth, who was carrying cell phones in the backpack but nothing dangerous.

The teen was taken to a Buffalo hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.