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Alaska Airline Passenger Accused of Making Bomb Threat to Escape “Powerful Cartel”, Charged with False Information and Hoax in US District Court

Alaska Airline Passenger Accused of Making Bomb Threat to Escape "Powerful Cartel", Charged with false information and hoax in US district Court Photo From: AIRLIVE

A passenger, Brandon Scott, 38 aboard Alaska Airlines for a flight from Atlanta to Seattle was charged with false information and hoaxes for making a bomb threat amidst the flight.


Alaska Airline Passenger Accused Of Making Bomb Threat To Escape “Powerful Cartel”, Charged With False Information And Hoax In US District Court
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Bomb Threat in Alaska Airlines

The bomb threat had caused the pilots to prematurely land the aircraft in Spokane, Washington. The passenger had allegedly passed on a note to the flight attendant saying he had explosives in his carry-on with a detonator.

From his bomb threat note, he instructed the flight attendant to follow his instructions or else he will turn on the detonator to kill everyone. He demanded that the plane should be landed on other airport to reroute the destination and will surrender “peacefully”

Upon arrival in Spokane, Scott was detained by the officials for the alleged bomb threat. The plane was searched for any explosives, but none was found in the aircraft.

During initial questioning, Brandon Scott told officials that the made the false bomb threat to escape members of the Sinaloa Cartel waiting for him at the Seattle Airport to kill him. If convicted, Scott will be fined for around $250,000 with a possibility of 5-year prison sentence.

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