Man with explosives on flight to Jamaica not a terrorist, says FBI

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says there is no link to terrorism in Tuesday's incident at Miami International Airport involving a man who was bound for Jamaica.

Miami-Dade Police and the FBI arrested the 37-year-old US citizen for carrying a type of explosive which set off the alarm system at the airport.

FBI spokesman Special Agent, Michael Leverock, who confirmed there was no link to terrorism said the man, whose identity has not been released, is charged with traveling without a license to carry ammunition.

He is being held at a federal Detention Centre.

His bags were being unloaded at Gate D-17 from American Airlines flight 2585 from Boston when the explosion occurred.

Officials say the man had hundreds of blasting caps in his luggage and when one cap ignited others followed.