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Airline Passenger Subdued After Making Bomb Threat

A passenger who made a bomb threat was subdued by other passengers.

DENVER -- A passenger who claimed to have a bomb aboard a United Airlines flight was subdued by passengers as the California-bound plane was diverted to Denver International Airport, airport officials said.


Two F-16 fighter jets from Buckley Air Force Base scrambled to escort the plane as it flew into Denver Friday, according to Lt. Commander Sean Kelly, a spokesman for NORAD.

"They followed to make sure nothing untoward was going to happen," he said.

Jose Manuel Pelayo-Ortega was arrested after the plane landed around 4:30 p.m., FBI spokeswoman Monique Kelso said.

Three Secret Service agents traveling between assignments who happened to be on the plane helped detain the passenger, said Secret Service spokesman Eric Zahren.

Excellent.


Comments (4)

So far I have been able to ... (Below threshold)

So far I have been able to find no indication of Ortega's nationality and/or immigration status.

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So far I have been able to find no indication of Ortega's nationality and/or immigration status.

Throw Him out at 30 thousan... (Below threshold)
virgo:

Throw Him out at 30 thousand feet without a shute!

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i like it!




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