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Maryland man arrested after alleged bomb threats made on airplane

Maryland man arrested after alleged bomb threats made on airplane

A Maryland man allegedly said he was going to "blow the plane up" while on a Southwest Airlines flight from Oakland, Calif. to Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport on Tuesday, California authorities said.

Arpan Shah, 32, of Sykesville, was arrested on charges of making criminal threats and was booked into the Alameda County jail, according to Alameda County Sheriff's Office. Court records on his arrest were not available online and it could not be determined whether he had an attorney. The FBI is investigating the matter, a sheriff's spokesman said.

The captain of the flight told sheriff's deputies that while the plane was taxiing to the runway around...

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