Airline passenger arrested in St. Louis for bomb threat

Sunday, January 4, 2009 | 2:11 p.m. CST

 ST. LOUIS — An airline passenger was arrested,  authorities said, after he made a bomb threat when flight attendants asked him to close his laptop computer before takeoff.

The man was on board a United Express flight to Washington Saturday afternoon at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Airport spokesman Jeff Lea said that when attendants asked him to close his laptop, "he mentioned a bomb or made a bomb threat."

Police were called, and the man was arrested. The flight was delayed more than two hours while police searched the plane for explosives but nothing was found.


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Anton Berkovich January 4, 2009 | 3:34 p.m.

Good. Unlike the Muslim family that was in the news earlier this week, this guy deserved what he got.

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Charles Dudley Jr January 4, 2009 | 4:17 p.m.

For even talking like that he should be sent to Gitmo and forgotten. Is this guy an American citizen or another illegal alien who slipped through the cracks? He should be barred from ever flying again in this country.

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Ray Shapiro January 4, 2009 | 4:20 p.m.

This guy must have been going to his next Mas demonstration after visiting Columbia.
(Bummer for that noisy Muslim family for being mistreated by airplane security, however, until more conservative Muslims speak out against their "militant brothers," vigilance will prevail over the "good manners" of airline personnel and some kind of "racial profiling and increased concern" will exist.)
I think it has something to do with self preservation.

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