A Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport passenger was arrested after he called in a bomb threat when he was four minutes late for his flight, police say.
A 30-year-old North Richland Hills man was booked into jail Saturday and released Monday on a charge of false alarm or report, a state jail felony.
DFW Airport police received a 911 call about 9:30 a.m. Saturday reporting a bomb threat on an aircraft at gate E11, according to a court document.
The man told officers an unknown person told him there was a bomb on the plane but then backtracked and said he may have “imagined what he heard,” police said.
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He then admitted he made up the threat because he had missed his flight, according to a search warrant for his phone.
Investigators obtained the warrant to confirm he was the one who called 911.
The man told NBC 5 he's suffering from anxiety and depression and believes his mental state played a role in his actions that day. An attorney for him was not listed in court records.