NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man stood charged Monday with calling in nearly a dozen bomb threats at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and threatening to kill both police and travelers.

Philip Ngom, 64, who lives on West 116th Street in Manhattan, was arraigned this past Saturday on 11 counts of falsely reporting an incident and making a terroristic threat, according to the Queens County District Attorney’s office.

Between Tuesday, June 9 and Wednesday, June 24, Ngom allegedly called 911 11 different times claiming he was planting chemical bombs or explosives containing nails at JFK, prosecutors said. On some occasions, he called in bomb threats more than once in one day, prosecutors said.

Ngom allegedly told 911 operators on June 18 that he had three chemical bombs in a BMW that he planned to drive to the airport, and allegedly said: “I am going to kill a lot of people at the airport today. It’s a pleasure to kill,” prosecutors said. Less than an hour later, he allegedly called again and said, “Muslims are on their way to place a bomb at JFK today,” prosecutors said.

On June 21, Ngom allegedly called 911 again and said he planned to kill police officers, prosecutors said. This past Wednesday, he allegedly told a 911 operator: “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.”

Ngom was ordered held on $750,000 bail, prosecutors said.


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