Philadelphia – Police arrested a woman Wednesday at Philadelphia International Airport after authorities alleged she made terroristic threats and intimidated passengers and crew.
At about 3:15 p.m., flight attendants on a U.S. Airways flight from London alerted airport police that an unruly passenger was threatening to blow up their plane and making other threats against the crew, passengers, and the U.S. government, according police documents.
The passenger, Hannah Marie Shiner, of Roseville, California, allegedly threatened airplane crew, blurted expletives against the government and said, “Blow up the government!” a police press release said. It included allegations she made numerous references to the “9/11 attack” and claimed Shiner said she supported Osama bin Laden and the 2001 attack on the Pentagon.
According to Philadelphia police, her profane and threatening rant did not stop when the plane was on the ground. She continued her outburst until authorities detained her in the airport terminal.
Shiner is being held at the George Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County, according to the district attorney’s office. Official documents show she is charged with terroristic threats and disorderly conduct. She is held on $250,000 cash bail, which she hasn’t posted to date.
It is unclear at this time what provoked Shiner’s tirade, but according to the DA’s office, psychiatric evaluations were ordered by the magisterial district judge.