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Pa. Man Formally Charged In Hoax Plane Bomb Threat

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Federal prosecutors say formal charges have been lodged against a man accused of having called in a hoax threat of explosives on an aircraft to get back at the former boyfriend of his girlfriend.

The U.S. attorney's office says 26-year-old Kenneth Smith Jr. of Philadelphia was charged Monday with malicious false information about an explosive and false information and hoaxes.

Smith was arrested in September after authorities alleged that his call to police set off a terrorism scare and got the other man taken off an airliner at gunpoint. Authorities said the defendant was angry about a compromising photo posted on a social media site.

Defense attorney Bill Brennan said at the time of Smith's arrest that his client was "embarrassed" and "very sobered" by the consequences of his actions.

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