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Passenger's dynamite joke bombs at Arlanda

An ill-timed joke caused a passenger to miss his flight Tuesday afternoon at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport after he said he was carrying dynamite in his luggage, news agency TT reported.

The man cracked the joke while passing through airport security, summoning both police and security guards. His fictitious remark comes just hours before US President Barack Obama is due to touchdown in Stockholm for a two-day visit.

"He said he had dynamite in the bag," Albin Näverberg of the Stockholm police told news agency TT.

Whether or not the man, who was suppose to travel somewhere in Scandinavia, faces any legal penalties is unclear. Either way, Albin Näverberg said, the passenger was not allow to board his flight.

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