Nathalie Dorothee Tremblay, 53, of Montreal, was arrested after joking about a bomb in an airplane, authorities say. (Broward County Sheriff’s Office
An Air Canada passenger alerted the airline personnel when they allegedly joked about a bomb in a carry-on bag Tuesday during a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, resulting in delays and her arrest.
Nathalie Dorothee Tremblay, 53, Montreal, sat with her boyfriend on a flight back to Canada as a flight attendant asked who is in possession of a bag that would not fit in an overhead compartment.
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“There is a bomb in,” Tremblay joked to her boyfriend, according to reports.
Tremblay’s response resulted in passengers aboard the plane, the Sun-Sentinel of South Florida reported. Terminal 2 was closed and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad examined the luggage and found not to contain an explosive substance.
When questioned by deputies, Tremblay told several versions of what happened and apologized for the comment, according to the paper.
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“I hope there is no bomb in there,” she said to the authorities. She was arrested on suspicion of making a false report of a bomb, an explosive weapon of mass destruction.
Her lawyer Wednesday against a court “I do understand, that in the times we live in, this was actually a horrible joke gone wrong, and I believe, Ms. Tremblay realizes that now.”