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Woman's 'stupid joke' about bomb on FLL flight leads to arrest: BSO

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Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 13:27:19-05

A woman was arrested after making a "stupid joke" about a bomb on an Air Canada flight departing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, authorities said.

Nathalie Tremblay, 53, of Canada, was boarding the Montreal-bound flight Tuesday with her boyfriend when a flight attendant noticed a black roller bag that was stuck in an overhead bin, an arrest report stated.

The flight attendant took the bag out and started asking passengers who it belonged to.

"There's a bomb in it," Tremblay told the flight attendant and laughed, the arrest form stated. Her boyfriend told her not to joke around.

The flight attendant reported the incident to the captain. The plane was evacuated and the terminal was closed as the Broward Sheriff's Office bomb squad investigated.

Tremblay initially told authorities that she said "I hope there's not a bomb in there," in a serious manner and did not laugh. She admitted later about making "a stupid joke" about a bomb to the flight attendant.

Tremblay was booked into BSO's Main Jail on $5,000 bond and faces a charge of making a false report of a bomb. Attorney information was not available.

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