September 7th, 2012
01:14 PM ET

Philadelphia man charged over phony flight threat

(CNN) - The caller thought to be at the center of a phony threat that forced a US Airways flight to return to Philadelphia has been federally charged for the hoax, authorities said Friday.

Kenneth W. Smith Jr., 26, is accused of "knowingly engaging in conduct with intent to convey false and misleading information," after allegedly making a Thursday morning phone call to police, reporting a false threat about a passenger with "liquid explosive" aboard Flight 1267.

The Philadelphia resident has since been arrested and could face up to 10 years in prison, $250,000 in fines and possible restitution, according to federal prosecutors.

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  1. Medicated

    I am not part of any of the inner circles on here; so I don't know who is who or who's imitating who, or who is being accused of not being the true someone, etc, but LMFAO to comment #31 about "Stay Free"!

    September 10, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
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