Bomb Threat Tweeted to Jet Blue After Offer to Send Police to NYPD Officers’ Funeral
A bomb threat was tweeted to Jet Blue while the targeted flight was in the air Friday night.
This was after Jet Blue offered to fly police officers for free to Officer Rafael Ramos’s funeral in New York City.
Flight Aware tracking shows the flight landed without incident at Long Beach Daugherty Field at 8:03 p.m. PST after departing Seattle Tacoma at 6:12 p.m. The bomb threat was tweeted at 7:25 p.m. PST.
Jet Blue responded on Twitter at 7:40 p.m. PST:
@Swattingsquad Please be aware that we take all threats very seriously. This has been reported to our internal security team.
— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) December 27, 2014
“@Swattingsquad Please be aware that we take all threats very seriously. This has been reported to our internal security team.”
The person calling themselves @Swattingsquad responded “[email protected]” and offered to DM their address to Jet Blue to facilitate their arrest.
** Twitter later deleted this person’s account.
Jet Blue has received grief from leftists upset the airline offered free air travel to police officers attending the funerals of two executed New York City police officers who were killed as an act of vengeance for the deaths of the two black men resisting arrest.
UPDATE: A passenger reported Jet Blue flights were delayed at Long Beach as the bomb threat was investigated. A reporter tweeted the FBI shut down the airport for an hour.
@JetBlue stuck at long beach airport because of the threats. Annoyed, but more so thankful that you are looking to protect our safety
— John Eley (@feelymyeley) December 27, 2014