Airline passenger charged with making threats


An Austin man faces felony charges after he was arrested for making a terroristic threat during a recent Southwest Airlines flight.

John Peter Flack, 26, was traveling from Dallas to Austin on Saturday when flight attendants reported he’d become intoxicated, cursed them and was trying to scare them.

They say Flack put on a ski mask and repeatedly used the word “kill” while quoting lines from the movie Silence of the Lambs.

Flack is also accused of making sexual gestures and staring at a 15-year-old female passenger.