When at an airport, it’s best to avoid discussing topics like “bombs” and “blowing up a plane.”
After an incident in Florida, a passenger from Salem County was forcibly removed from a plane bound for Philadelphia.
As reported by Patch.com, John. R. Magee, a resident of Carneys Point, allegedly made a bomb threat while already on board a plane at Palm Beach International Airport.
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On Tuesday night, 66-year-old Magee was forcibly removed from the plane.
Someone on the plane overheard Magee say he had a bomb in his carry-on, and relayed that information to authorities.
According to Patch.com, when questioned by Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office agents, Magee denied saying anything stupid, such as “I don’t say any dumb s—t like blowing up a plane.”
When Magee was waiting to board the plane on the jetway bridge, another passenger overheard him talking about a bomb in his bag.
When the plane was evacuated, the FBI and law enforcement officers searched it. Nothing resembling a bomb was discovered. All flights were delayed as a result of the disturbance.
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Magee is accused of making a hoax bomb threat. He was allowed to post bond and go free until his court date.
Magee has denied the accusation against him in an interview with WPTV in West Palm Beach.