Police said at 3:45 p.m. Eastern time Monday, Marina Verbitsky, 46, was told she wouldn’t be allowed to get on her flight. So she told employees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport there was a bomb in her checked luggage. Verbitsky was immediately taken into custody.
Verbitsky was taken to the Main Jail of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and faces one count of false reporting concerning planting a bomb, explosive or weapon of mass destruction.
Verbitsky told an airline employee she needed to get on the plane because her son had school, a relativetold the Chicago Sun-Times. But when told it was too late to board the flight,she began berating JetBlue employees with profanities, according to a police report obtained by Fox News.