Passenger's Wi-Fi login prompts bomb scare at Philly airport

Dan Wing
December 26, 2018 - 6:58 am
Philadelphia airport

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A poor choice of name for one man's Wi-Fi sign-on caused a bomb scare at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday afternoon. 

Philadelphia Police say the crew on an American Airlines flight alerted the FAA Tower around 2 p.m. after an attendant noticed somthing on a passenger's phone that might be alluding to a bomb. 

Airport police with K-9 units responded, and nothing was found during their search of the plane and the passenger's belongings.

It turns out it the passenger's Wi-Fi login caused the sense of alarm. 

The passenger has not been charged.