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Frontier flight to Denver ends with arrest, search for bomb

Published June 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

DENVER, June 15 (UPI) -- A Frontier Airlines flight from Tennessee was searched for a bomb after landing in Denver and a passenger was arrested, officials say.

Flight 601 from Knoxville to Denver landed in a remote area of Denver International Airport after a "security threat" was detected, KUSA-TV reported Friday.

FBI agents and Denver police entered the plane and arrested a male passenger, The Denver Post reported.

Passengers left the plane by means of "air stairs," said Laura Coale, an airport spokeswoman. They were taken to a fire station for questioning.

A bomb squad with the Denver police searched the plane and luggage, Coale said. No explosives were discovered.

Flights in and out of the airport were not affected, she said.

From what the local news said, passengers were bussed to a nearby fire station and questioned by FBI agents. The guy who said he had a bomb was suspected to be mentally unstable--duh! So what I'm wondering is, what would someone hope to gain besides a lot of prisn time by making a false claim to have a bomb on a commercial air flight? Lots of witnesses, no chance of escape, FBI on the spot in a nano-second. Mystifying.


Asked by Ballad at 3:53 PM on Jun. 16, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Lord only knows what goes on in the minds of the unstable. I'm not sure I want to wrap my head around that kind of thought process. At least no one was hurt, only inconvenienced & the mentally ill person will hopefully get the help he needs.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:35 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • I don't think people with mental illness do or say things for personal gain.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:22 PM on Jun. 16, 2013

  • I heard about it on GMA this morning. People are getting stupid now days.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:05 PM on Jun. 16, 2013