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KY Man Pleads No Contest In Jet Threat


A Kentucky man who claimed to have a bomb
aboard a Los Angeles-bound airliner has pleaded no contest and will
serve jail time.
Prosecutors say Lawrence Johnson entered pleas Wednesday in
Superior Court to falsely reporting he had a bomb and damaging an
aircraft, both felonies. He was ordered to serve 120 days in a
county jail, 240 days in a locked-down facility and three years of
supervised probation.
Authorities say Delta Air Lines Flight 110 from Atlanta was
making its approach into Los Angeles International Airport on Jan.
7 when Johnson announced that he had a bomb. He was tackled and
held by passengers until the plane landed. No bomb was found.
Johnson is prohibited from flying on an airline during his
probation.


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