FBI Atlanta
Special Agent Stephen Emmett
(404) 679-6451
April 20, 2017

Arrest in UK of Suspect in Bomb Threat Delays Flights at Hartsfield (Threats Occurred in January 2015)

“On April 13, 2017 and as the result of a joint investigation between the FBI and U.K. law enforcement authorities, an individual was arrested for making threats via social media to U.S.-based flights. The January 2015 threats resulted in the deployment of significant resources including the use of military jets to escort the planes to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and searches by a police bomb squad and the FBI that found nothing threatening. As the arrest occurred overseas and charges were filed in the U.K., there will be no further comment.”