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Man threatens to blow up US plane

Last Updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 12:10

Los Angeles: A passenger on a US aircraft sprayed the first class cabin with a water bottle, tried to open a cabin door and threatened to blow up the plane, officials have said.

Stanley Dwayne Sheffield, 46, was taken into custody on Friday for allegedly interfering with crew members on a flight from Los Angeles to Tampa, Florida, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said on Friday.

Sheffield was subdued by crew members and fellow passengers after his threat.

The incident prompted the Delta flight 2148 to change its route to Albuquerque in New Mexico, FBI supervisory special agent Darrin Jones was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

The plane later took off from Albuquerque and landed safely a few hours later in Tampa. No one was hurt in the incident.


First Published: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 12:10

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