FORT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - A flight passenger who was on board the same flight where two men had reported a bomb threat on board a plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport has come forward.
On Saturday, the passenger, who asked to remain anonymous, spoke to 7News and said she was defending the men and was kicked off the flight for doing so.
She said she sat behind the two men on the flight and claims they were drunk but never threatened the flight crew with the word “bomb.”
“Two guys, very drunk,” she said, “and suddenly, five minutes after a police comes to the airplane, they just took the two guys because they said it was a threat.”
The woman said she and other passengers never heard the two men make any type of threat.
“I was right there, and I never heard anything about bomb, nor the other people, and that’s not right, charging him for something he really didn’t have,” said the passenger.
As she tried to defend them, the woman said, a flight attendant told her to stay quiet or she would also be kicked off the flight.
After the entire plane was evacuated she spoke to police explaining the situation, and what she saw, but ultimately she wasn’t able to get back on the flight.
She said she had to stay in Miami instead of flying to Brazil for her mother’s funeral.
According to Broward Sheriff’s Office, there have been no criminal charges that were filed as a result of this incident.
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