MIAMI -

A man, who police said made a bomb threat at Miami International Airport, faced a judge on Tuesday.

Edgar Navarrette, 43, is charged with a making a false threat.

Through an interpreter, Navarrette told the judge he was only kidding.

"It was a joke," said Navarrette's attorney.

"it was a joke?" Miami-Dade Judge Rodney Smith asked. "Well a joke gets you behind jail like this sir.  Those jokes are not funny."

Judge Smith ordered Navarrette held on $7,500 bond.

The concourse was only shut down for a short period on Monday after the alleged threat.