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Fake bomb TV set at the New Jersey airport

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The producer apologized for any interruption caused

Seven members of the TV crew were arrested at a US airport. UU After supposedly trying to film the contraband of a fake bomb through security.

The incident occurred on Thursday at Newark Liberty in New Jersey.

Transportation officials said a bag carrying an item with "all the elements of an improvised explosive device" was found before it cleared the security.

US media say the crew was part of a reality show made by a production company for CNBC.

the production company, Endemol Shine North America, issued a statement saying that it was investigating the incident and cooperating with the authorities.

"We sincerely apologize for any interruption caused," the statement said.

Endemol Shine produces the program, Staten Island Hustle, which CNBC has taken. CNBC has not commented yet.

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The crew reportedly wanted to film secretly crossing a security checkpoint with the fake device.

Sources informed by the New York Daily News said that the crew wanted to film the reaction of officials of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the possible public panic that would occur.

The images of the device showed that it was apparently made with parts and cables of vacuum cleaners.

New York Daily News: "The TSA bomb technology turned out to be [at the checkpoint]." He quickly examined it, said it was nothing and they were taken away "

The team faces conspiracy charges to create a public alarm , among others, say the authorities.

Lisa Farbstein, public affairs spokeswoman for the TSA, said crew members also face civil penalties of up to $ 13,000 (£ 9,300) for each security breach.

Endemol Shine North America is behind such shows as Big Bro ther, MasterChef and Fear Factor.

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