(DENVER) — Charges have been filed against a Colorado man accused of making threats onboard a Frontier Airlines flight last weekend.
Mark Bote, 23, of Thornton, Colo., is accused of claiming he had a bomb in his backpack when he was aboard Frontier Airlines flight 601 from Knoxville, Tenn., to Denver on June 14.
The plane was evacuated when it landed in Denver.
An investigation failed to turn up a bomb.
Bote faces a federal charge of false information and threats. If he’s found guilty, he could get five years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.
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