Suspect in flight bomb threat scheduled for court appearance

Suspect in flight bomb threat scheduled for court appearance

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After the plane landed, the FBI interviewed all the passengers. (Source: Nick Danneberger) After the plane landed, the FBI interviewed all the passengers. (Source: Nick Danneberger)

DENVER (WATE) – The man suspected of making a bomb threat on a Frontier Airlines flight is expected to be in court on Tuesday. 

The man, whose identity has not been released, was expected in court on Monday but the court appearance was rescheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. MST. 

The threat occurred on Friday night on Frontier Airlines Flight 601 from Knoxville to Denver, according to Kate O'Malley, a representative for Frontier Airlines. 

The incident happened near Denver, said O'Malley. 

According to Laura Coale, the media director at the Denver International Airport, the flight landed safely in Denver at about 7:30 p.m.  The FBI and Denver Bomb squad responded to the scene. 

Passengers were taken from the plane to a fire station. 

Nick Danneberger, one of the passengers on the plane, told 6 News in a phone interview that a man on the plane said he had a bomb in his backpack.

"I was very scared.  My heart rate multiplied by a million, and I was just sitting there like what do we do, you know?" Danneberger added.

He said that children were then taken to the front of the plane as a safety precaution, and the suspect's backpack was placed at the rear of plane and surrounded by other luggage.

The FBI interviewed all the passengers. 

 

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