ATLANTA (AP) _ Federal authorities in Florida have arrested a
42-year-old man in connection with a false threat against an
AirTran Airways flight out of Orlando that was bound for Atlanta.
The FBI says Jerry Williams of Auburndale made a general threat
to Orlando International Airport at 7:20 p.m. Monday. It was
significant enough to cause an investigation.
Authorities arrested Williams that night but charges have not
yet been determined.
AirTran officials say the man claimed his wife was on flight 856
from Orlando and made a threat against the flight. The plane landed
in a remote area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Airport. Officers searched it, but nothing suspicious was found.
The plane was carrying 98 passengers and five crew members.