RI man charged with making bomb threat on Florida flight

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2023
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WPRI) — A Rhode Island man is facing a federal charge for allegedly making comments that forced a flight to make an emergency landing in Florida. Evan Sims, 41, is charged with false information and threats regarding the possession of an explosive on an airplane, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Roger Handberg. Sims was arrested Tuesday night after the Breeze Airways flight bound for T.F. Green International Airport was diverted to Jacksonville International Airport. The criminal complaint affidavit says Sims began arguing with his travel companion...

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