Passenger's Bomb Threat Diverts Flight in US

Flight from Atlanta to Paris has to land in Maine
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2010 5:13 PM CDT
In this 2008 file photo, a Delta Air Lines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 takes off from Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla.   (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, file)

(Newser) – Another plane scare incident: A US passenger forced an international flight to be aborted after claiming he had a bomb in his luggage and a fake passport, the AP reports. The passenger allegedly made threats while in the air on a Delta flight from Paris to Atlanta, causing it to be diverted to Bangor, Maine.

"We were told there was some danger and some threats made, but beyond that we weren't told anything else," said one passenger upon landing. The man is in custody, and few details were available about him. Two air marshals were aboard the plane and were "sitting on the guy's chest" upon arrival in Maine, a law enforcement official tells ABC.

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