Kentucky woman charged in South Carolina airport bomb threat

GREER, S.C. (AP) — A Kentucky woman is charged with making a bomb threat at a South Carolina airport.

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport Police arrested Laura Snyder Jones of Anchorage, Kentucky, on Saturday, charging her with a first-offense bomb threat.

Airport spokesman Tom Tyra tells local news outlets that Jones became frustrated with customer service. Tyra says Jones told an American Airlines employee that she had a bomb in her bag when asked if she was carrying anything hazardous. Police were called and Jones was taken to the Spartanburg County jail.

Jones’ bags were screened by the Transportation Security Administration, but nothing dangerous was found.

Jones was released Sunday. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.

Tyra says if passengers are frustrated “there are other ways to handle it,” saying airport officials take threats seriously.