July 1st, 2011
05:13 PM ET

Judge: No bond for man accused of stowing away on cross-country flight

A federal judge declined to set bond Friday for a man accused of stowing away aboard a cross-country flight, saying he needs more information on the suspect before potentially allowing him to walk free on bail.

Olajide Oluwaseun Noibi could get five years in prison if he's convicted on a felony charge for allegedly getting past security at John F. Kennedy International Airport and on a June 23 Virgin America flight to Los Angeles without a valid boarding pass or identification.

While authorities have said they do not have any indication of a terrorism threat related to the case, it has raised questions about the quality of the airport's security as well as Noibi's intentions.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Wilner hinted at such questions Friday morning, when Noibi appeared before him in a Los Angeles federal courtroom wearing government-issued clothing and shackles around his wrists and ankles.

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