Angry girlfriend triggered US Airways bomb hoax
Suspect admitted he made a call from a payphone about an explosive on board a flight to "avenge" the ex-girlfriend
By Kathy Matheson
PHILADELPHIA — A man was charged Friday with making a hoax threat that led authorities to recall a Texas-bound plane in midair and force an unwitting passenger off the plane at gunpoint.
The midair explosives scare was apparently the result of a love triangle, according to an affidavit that accompanied the charges filed against Kenneth W. Smith Jr.
Smith called police at the Philadelphia airport Thursday morning to report that a passenger heading to Texas was carrying a liquid explosive, authorities said.
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