Suspicious Package Traced to Flight Attendant: FBI

Justin Cox-Sever said a bag he stuffed with towels was beeping: FBI
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 15, 2015 8:05 AM CDT
Suspicious Package Traced to Flight Attendant: FBI
In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, passengers check-in their luggage at the Delta counter at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

The FBI says a flight attendant fabricated a story about a suspicious package on a Delta Air Lines flight that led to an emergency landing at a North Dakota airport last week. The Dickinson airport was temporarily shut down Wednesday when the aircraft traveling from Minneapolis landed, according to documents unsealed yesterday in US District Court in Bismarck. An FBI affidavit says Justin Cox-Sever, now on administrative leave, admitted to stuffing a bag with towels and later reporting it as a suspicious package making beeping noises. He is charged with interfering with the operation of an aircraft and communicating false information and is due in court today. (More flight attendant stories.)

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