Flight Attendant Accused Of Fabricating Bogus Bomb Threats


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A flight attendant from Arizona accused of fabricating a bomb threat story that prompted an emergency landing in North Dakota is now accused in a similar incident in Virginia.

Justin Cox-Sever, of Tempe, Arizona, is facing federal charges in a bogus bomb threat on a SkyWest Airlines flight on the East Coast last July that prompted the airplane to turn around mid-flight.

Cox-Sever also is charged in federal court in North Dakota with disrupting a SkyWest flight in the upper Midwest two months later, prompting a temporary shutdown of an airport.

Cox-Sever has pleaded not guilty in the North Dakota incident and is scheduled for a three-day trial next month. He was indicted in the Virginia incident last week and no court dates have yet been scheduled.

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