STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A volunteer firefighter has been arrested after explosives were found in his carry-on bag at Westchester County Airport.
Lt. Frank Docimo of the Turn of River Fire Department was arrested Monday afternoon after federal inspectors found the explosives as he went through a checkpoint before boarding a plane, officials said.
Westchester County police officials said they found no links to terrorism and said Docimo likely was carrying the explosives as part of his work as a security consultant.
''I'm 100 percent sure when all the facts are out, people will see this is all a big mistake,'' Turn of River Chief Ray Whitbread said.
Docimo teaches security classes at businesses and police departments around the country, Whitbread said.
Docimo had a ''highly explosive'' inch-long detonation cord in the bag, Lt. Henry Cetina of the Westchester County Police Department said. He was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and possession of explosives without a license.
Docimo was released Monday after posting $2,500 bond.