Woman arrested over threats at Philadelphia airport

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Posted: Jul 28, 2011 9:28 PM
Woman arrested over threats at Philadelphia airport

By Dave Warner

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters)- A California woman was in jail on Thursday after being charged with making threats at the Philadelphia International Airport after a flight from England, including references to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Prosecutors in suburban Delaware County, where part of the airport is located, said Hannah Marie Shiner of Rosemont, California, was being held on $250,000 bail after an incident in the airport's "A" terminal after her flight landed here.

According to a probable cause affidavit released by prosecutors, Shiner's flight landed shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and she became "loud, profane and threatening to passengers and crew members."

The affidavit said Shiner, 59, was chanting "blow up the government" and that she made several references to the September 11 attacks and said she supported late al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in attacking the Pentagon.

(Editing by Cynthia Johnston)