updated 8/6/2009 8:00:56 PM ET 2009-08-07T00:00:56

The man accused of causing a security scare that shut down LaGuardia Airport has been indicted by a grand jury.

The Queens district attorney's office says Scott McGann faces three charges: placing a false bomb; placing a false bomb or hazardous substance in a mass transportation facility and making a terrorist threat.

McGann is accused of carrying a phony bomb into LaGuardia Saturday. If he's found competent, he will be arraigned Aug 18.

David Bookstaver, who is a spokesman for the Office of Court Administration, says McGann was freed seven weeks earlier by a judge who ordered him to get a psychiatric exam. He was released June 11 because "he was not, at the time, a threat."

McGann's lawyer, Sean Parmentar, says it appears he did not get the exam.

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