Man arrested for bomb 'joke' aboard plane

June 7, 2010 2:26:55 PM PDT
A man from Chicago was arrested in New York after authorities say he claimed to have a bomb on board a plane.

Southwest Airlines Flight 373 took off from Midway and arrived at about 2:30 Sunday at Long Island Islip Macarthur Airport.

Seventy-five-year-old Draco Slaughter is being held on $50,000 bail.

Passengers were getting off the plane when a flight attendant noticed a carry-on bag on an empty seat. According to police, Slaughter told her there was a bomb in it.

Nothing dangerous was found. Slaughter says he was joking.