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Passenger makes bomb comment on Florida flight, plane evacuated

Posted at 2:15 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 17:15:27-04

Hundreds of passengers on a Norwegian Airlines flight were forced to get off the plane after boarding at a Florida airport when a passenger made a comment about a bomb because he was unhappy with his seat.

The Orlando Police Department says officers responded to a gate at the Orlando International Airport Sunday evening as the London-bound plane was prepared to close its doors.

Police officials say the male passenger was upset over a seat and made a comment about a bomb that was overheard by other passengers.

Nothing suspicious was found, and the airplane eventually took off.

Police officers questioned the man and turned the investigation over to the FBI.

A police spokesman said Monday he didn't know if the man who made the comment was allowed to re-board.