Police Blotter of the Day: Woman calls in bomb threat so relatives won’t fly before 9/11
Federal prosecutors have charged a Long Island woman for calling in a fake bomb threat to a Southwest Airlines flight because she didn’t want her mother and brother to fly close to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. …
Purcell was charged Tuesday in Central Islip with a federal offense of making a false bomb threat over the phone. She was released on $200,000 bond. Coincidentally, it was her mother and brother who signed the bond — the same family members she was allegedly trying to keep grounded in Arizona.
Full story (NBC New York)
Right: Mary Purcell (Chris Glorioso/NBC New York)