Former flight attendant faces charges in airport bomb scare

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A flight attendant has been indicted in connection with a false bomb scare that forced a plane from Charlottesville to Chicago to turn around.

Local news outlets report a grand jury in Charlottesville indicted 22-year-old Justin Cox-Sever Wednesday.

Cox-Sever faces counts including willfully communicating false information, thus endangering the safety of an aircraft in flight.

FBI Special Agent Daniel Genck said Cox-Sever admitted to writing a bomb threat on a bathroom wall of a SkyWest plane in July.

Cox-Sever is also accused of stuffing a bag with towels and reporting a suspicious package on a flight from Minneapolis to North Dakota in September.

Neil Fulton, head of the federal public defender's office for the Dakotas, had said prosecutors provided Cox-Sever's defense team with information about the Virginia incident.

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