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Woman arrested after Charlotte airport bomb claim

Jul 2, 2010 8:23:00 AM - thestate.com
A Virginia woman faces federal charges after allegedly telling Charlotte/Douglas International Airport screeners she was carrying a bomb.

Federal officials say the incident forced the evacuation of passengers and staff from one part of the airport and delayed the departure of at least one flight.

Danielle Shanese Smith, 25, of Virginia Beach, has been charged by federal authorities with conveying false and misleading information.

The incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday, when Smith and a male friend approached Checkpoint B, according to a federal suit filed Thursday. Air marshals say Smith was planning to board US Airways Flight 930 to Norfolk.

Police said an officer at the security checkpoint detected "three anomalies or images" on Smith's body as she went through the body scanning machine. A second officer was called to examine Smith again.

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