Break-up leads to bomb threat
Christopher Snell is a young salesman who travels regularly between Philadelphia and Dallas, often on US Airways. He also broke up with his girlfriend, but likely never expected what she would do next.
Earlier today, Christopher boarded a flight to Dallas after being rushed through security checkpoints by a close friend who works in the Philadelphia airport. And when the flight took off, he thought everything was fine.
He was wrong.
Moments into the flight, the plane suddenly turned around and returned to the Philly airport. On the tarmac were all sorts of emergency vehicles, including police vehicles and a SWAT team.
Christopher though nothing of it, at least until several heavily armed policemen stormed in, dragged him to the ground and handcuffed him.
As it turned out, his ex-girlfriend and her new beau had placed an anonymous call to airport security and claimed that Christopher was carrying liquid explosives, which he intended to use sometime during the flight.
This was obviously untrue, but that didn’t prevent Christopher from being detained, searched and interrogated at length. Fortunately, no explosives were found on him or the plane.
Eventually, authorities learned about the break-up and investigated Christopher’s ex. That’s when they learned the truth about the bomb threat, which was nothing more than a very misguided attempt to lash out at Christopher.
Now his ex-girlfriend and her new man are in custody and will likely face very serious federal charges.
If ever there were a reason to end relationships as amicably as possible, this would have to be it. You just never know what your ex might be capable of.
Posted on September 7, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged commentary, current-events, Explosive material, musings, news, perspectives, Philadelphia, Relationships, SWAT, Terrorism, transportation, US Airways. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.