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Fri, Jun 06, 2003

Threat Gets Man Arrested in Australia

Mumble, Mumble, Syringes, Mumble, Mumble...

On Thursday, a Virgin Blue jet was taxiing toward the runway, when some passengers say they heard a 30-year-old St Kilda (Australia) man say something about having syringes, and how the flight from Melbourne (Victoria, Australia) mostly north to Brisbane (Queensland, Australia) might not make it.

The PAX alerted the crew; the crew turned the plane around; and airport security nabbed the man, identified as David Mark Robinson.

No one among the 144 aboard was hurt; about three hours of delay was the worst result.

FMI: www.virginblue.com

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