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Bomb threat charges for Va. woman

A Virginia woman is to appear in federal court on charges she told authorities at a North Carolina airport she was carrying a bomb.

Authorities said Danielle Shanese Smith was to appear before a federal magistrate Friday afternoon on charges of providing false information.

The Charlotte Observer reported the 25-year-old Virginia Beach woman was arrested Wednesday night at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Authorities say Smith told security workers several times that she had a bomb and was a terrorist.

An affidavit says Smith and another person tried to board a US Airways flight to Norfolk, Va.

The affidavit says she told authorities she had a bomb after they found unusual images on a body scan. There was no explosive.

Smith's attorney didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

-- Charlotte Observer

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 2, 2010; 10:41 AM ET
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