Air marshal overhears bomb joke, detains man

December 17, 2011 4:15:03 PM PST
A man flying into O'Hare Airport was arrested after joking about having a bomb.

American Airlines Glight 23-74 from Dallas to Chicago was preparing to land about 10p.m. Friday when the man joked with someone about having a bomb in his camera bag. A federal air marshal heard the comment and detained the 35-year-old man.

No bomb was found. He was turned over to the FBI for questioning. The man was not charged.

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