Bomb threat clears plane scheduled to fly to Miami
NEWARK, NJ (WSVN) -- An explosive scare in the air.
A plane was forced to make an emergency landing after a man talked about a bomb being on board.
The United Airlines flight had just taken off, and was headed from Newark Liberty International Airport, in New Jersey, to Miami International Airport with 167 passengers and six crew members.
Airline officials said a passenger missed that flight after arriving late from Tel-Aviv.
He allegedly told airline employees that he didn't care about his luggage that made it on to the Miami bound flight because it contained a bomb.
The suspect was identified as 44-year-old Eran Hess.
Authorities said he was taken into custody as he tried to book another flight on American Airlines.
The United plane was forced to return to Newark Liberty Airport and was taken to a secure area.
Passengers got off while officials inspected the plane and the luggage with K-9's.
The plane eventually cleared, and passengers able to re-board for take-off.
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