Domestic Dispute Grounds Flight
Va. man arrested after making bomb threats
A security sweep of the flight revealed there was no bomb on board.
Updated at 5:46 PM EST on Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010
A Virginia man was taken into custody after claiming a bomb was on board a plane in Philadelphia Tuesday morning, authorities said.
It was a domestic dispute, investigators said.
A passenger waiting to board a flight from Philadelphia to Norfolk received threatening text messages alluding to a bomb on board that plane, Air Wisconsin spokeswoman Annette Daly said.
No passengers were on board at the time. Airport security took the plane to a remote area where they searched it and found nothing. That plane has been returned into service but the flight was canceled.
Police have not released the man's identity.
Published at 5:30 PM EST on Feb 16, 2010
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