S Carolina man arrested for allegedly making false bomb threat about US Airways flight in Ariz

The Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. - A South Carolina man has been arrested for allegedly making false statements about a bomb aboard a commercial flight in Tucson.

Federal authorities said Wednesday that 24-year-old Ivan Bugakov, of Jacksonville, is accused of giving false information and threats involving aircraft.

Bugakov was on a US Airways flight that was scheduled to depart Tucson International Airport on Monday when he reportedly became loud, unruly and belligerent.

The flight crew decided to taxi back to the gate and have him removed.

While exiting the plane, Bugakov allegedly told the crew and other passengers there was a bomb on board and told airport police that he had a bomb in his carry-on luggage.

All passengers and luggage were re-screened and bomb detection dogs were brought in, but no explosive devices were found.