Domestic Dispute Grounds Flight

Va. man arrested after making bomb threats

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010  |  Updated 5:46 PM EDT
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A security sweep of the flight revealed there was no bomb on board.

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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.

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