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Man Gets 4 Months in Prison for Bomb Threat to Delay Flight He Was Late For

A man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday for calling in a false bomb threat at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Dana Carter, 40, of Dayton, Oh., received four months in prison Thursday when he appeared in front of Judge David Bunning at U.S. District Court in Covington.

Carter admitted that on October 22, 2016, he made a series of phone calls to CVG Airport to report a bomb on an outbound United Airlines flight to Dallas. The flight was canceled and passengers were booked on other flights.

No bomb was located.

According to a news release, Carter said that he was running late for the same flight and made the call in an attempt to delay it.

Under federal law, Carter must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence. Upon release, he will be under the supervision of federal probation for three years.

-Staff report