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Wife sparks bomb hoax to stop hubby going to see another woman


A US woman called in a bomb threat to an airline to stop her husband flying from Los Angeles to Atlanta to see another woman, the FBI said on Thursday.

Johnna Woolfolk, 50, pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat after calling AirTran Airways in November to report that her husband was carrying a bomb onto a flight at LAX international airport.

"We had a fight and I called the airline and reported that he had a bomb to stop him from taking that flight to see another woman," Woolfolk told US District Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officers stopped the man at the airport and questioned him, and he missed the flight, said Assistant US Attorney Edward E. Alon.

Woolfolk will be sentenced on April 2, when she faces a maximum of five years in jail and a $250,000 fine, Alon said.