FBI Arrests Utah Man After Bomb Threat on Plane to Denver

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DENVER, Colorado (ABC4 News) A Utah man was arrested Monday after the FBI says he admitted to leaving a note in the bathroom of a United Airlines flight  stating there was a bomb onboard. 

Cameron Korth, 20, of West Jordan, was on flight 231 from San Diego to Denver on Monday when he alerted a flight attendant to the note. 

“There is bombs (sic) on UA 231 do not attempt to land,” the note said. 

No explosives were found after Denver police officers and bomb sniffing dogs, searched the plane.

Officials say Korth eventually admitted to writing the note and was arrested. 

Korth appeared in court Wednesday morning in Denver. He is being charged with “maliciously conveying false information about explosive material.”

A search of Korth’s extensive criminal history shows an extensive arrest record for various offenses including DUI, drug possession, and weapons violations. 

Korth faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison, a $250 million fine and three years probation if convicted. 

 

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