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Nov 1, 2010 8:16 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Late DIA passenger allegedly claims bomb was on plane

DENVER (AP) - Police say a man who just missed his flight out Denver got angry and claimed there was a bomb in his luggage, which was already aboard.

Police say a search of the plane turned up no explosives, and the flight took off late for its destination, Salt Lake City. The incident occurred Saturday.

Officials say the plane carrying 54 passengers and crew was on the ground when the alleged threat was made. 

Sergei Berejnoi, 49, of Sandy, Utah, was arrested on suspicion of endangering public transportation. Police say he was taken to the Denver jail. Jail officials say they have no record of him. 

SkyWest Airlines, which operates the flight, says the search delayed takeoff by about an hour.

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