Man sentenced to prison over fake airport bomb threat

2018-07-21 09:15

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An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to an airport so he wouldn't miss his flight has been sentenced to four months in prison.

The US Attorney's Office says 40-year-old Dana Carter, of Dayton, was sentenced on Thursday for his calls to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in October.

Court records show Carter made a series of calls saying there was a bomb on a flight bound for Dallas, Texas.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the flight ended up being cancelled due to the threat, and Carter was placed on another flight that left less than two hours later.

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Carter has been ordered to pay about $7 700 in restitution to United Airlines over the cancelled flight.

Carter's attorney says the fake bomb threat was a "foolish act".

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