Chicago mom made bomb threat over fears son would miss school: report

Chicago mom made bomb threat over fears son would miss school: report


A Chicago woman desperate to get home so her son could go to school made a bogus bomb threat at a Florida airport after the family missed their flight, relatives and authorities said.

Marina Verbitsky, 46, was arrested at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport late Monday after she told three airport employees she had a bomb in her checked luggage, which was already on the plane, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Verbitsky, who was with her husband and son, flew into a rage when the JetBlue employees told the trio they had missed boarding, prosecutors said in court documents cited by the Chicago Sun-Times.

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The aircraft had already started taxiing on a runway, but passengers were evacuated due to the threat before a thorough search turned up no explosives, deputies said.

The family’s luggage had been previously loaded onto the flight, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman told The Post on Wednesday.

Verbitsky’s family told the Sun-Times she

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