false bomb threats

Massachusetts woman arrested for false bomb threat on JetBlue

Talk about fighting dirty.

Today a Massachusetts woman was arrested after being charged in federal court for making threats and false reports she made to authorities about explosives being carried by a passenger on board a JetBlue flight that ended up getting diverted.

It turned out no explosives were on board. The person Nicole Anna Miller (23) claimed had explosives was her cousin and the two were having some sort of dispute.

Still, Miller was charged for allegedly making a series of phone calls to JetBlue saying, among other things, that a passenger on a flight from Logan International to O’Hare International was carrying explosives. The flight was diverted and forced to land at Buffalo.

Miller had an initial court appearance today, July 3, and will go back on July 6th for a detention hearing. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.