Woman removed from two planes at MYR for false bomb threats
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:57:30 GMT —
A Massachusetts woman was arrested for claiming she had a bomb in her carry-on while on board a plane at Myrtle Beach International Airport Friday night.
Police responded to the airport on Friday night in reference to a problem with a Spirit Airlines passenger.
When police arrived, a Spirit Airlines representative said Nicole Sherri Negron, 51, told the person next to her on the plane that she had a bomb in her carry-on, according to a police report.
The passenger immediately told the flight attendant, and the flight attendant told the Captain, which ultimately led to Negron and the passenger being escorted off the plane, the report added.
The passenger said "I just didn't know if I could fly with that lady on the plane."
Transportation Authority arrived on scene and had officials deplane and search the aircraft. The plane was later deemed safe for flight.
An officer on scene said this happened before with Negron on October 15th, on a U.S. Air flight but no criminal charges were filed in that incident according to the report.
Negron was arrested after the second reported incident and taken to the J Reuben Long Detention Center. She was issued a $5,000 bond.
Negron was charged with Making a Bomb Threat or Conveying False Information about a Bomb Threat.