Israeli Causes a Security Incident at Newark Airport
(Tuesday, March 19th, 2013) Eren Hess, 44, caused a security incident at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey earlier this week after learning he was bumped from a connecting flight.
The story occurred on Sunday morning 6 Nissan 5773 after Hess, his wife and their two children arrived in the airport from Tel Aviv and were in the process of making their connecting flight to Miami. When they arrived at the gate they were instructed to go to another flight as the United flight to Miami was overbooked.
Hess become enraged according to report, overheard saying at the nearby United Airlines counter “I’m going to go over there and tell the TSA I put a bomb in my bag and get my bag back.”
He and his family then disappeared into the crowd but police caught up with him in another terminal, placing him under arrest. His slip of the tongue resulted in the United Airlines flight to Miami being held for almost three hours while the plane was checked for an explosive device. Passengers were taken off the plane as the luggage was sorted to find Hess’ items.
Hess was charged with “creating a false public alarm”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
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