South Florida

Passenger demands apology after 'miscommunication' causes Spirit Airlines bomb scare


The incident that caused a Spirit Airlines jet to return to Fort Lauderdale shortly after taking off for Minneapolis is being called a misunderstanding by a passenger about a conversation that was overheard, the Broward Sheriff's Office said on Friday.

Meanwhile, the passenger who was associated with the perceived threat is "stunned" by the way he was treated, his attorney said on Friday.