Passenger detained at LaGuardia for alleged threat on Spirit Airlines

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by Mike, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    NBC: Passenger detained at LaGuardia for alleged threat on Spirit Airlines flight

    Authorities in New York have detained a Spirit Airlines passenger, who allegedly made a threat as a flight was preparing to leave Monday.

    Spirit Airlines Flight 197 was preparing to depart New York City's LaGuardia Airport for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Monday morning when "a customer would not comply with instructions to turn off his cell phone and made a threat to the flight crew," according to an airline spokesperson.

    The customer was removed from the aircraft and the local port authority police and the TSA are handling the situation, the spokesperson said in a statement. While nothing was found in the search of the suspect or his bag, he is being questioned and may be charged for making a threat, according to WNBC's Jonathan Dienst.

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  2. Mike

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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Still no specifics as to exactly what the threat was ...

    NY Post: Man busted at La Guardia after making threats to fellow passenger

    A Spirit Airlines passenger was hauled into police custody at LaGuardia Airport in Queens today after making threatening comments to a fellow passenger as their plane was about to take off for Florida, authorities said ... The suspect was charged with filing a false report and making a terroristic threat, sources said.
     

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