08 Feb '11, 4am

How... romantic? A Chilean woman who didn't want her boyfriend to leave phoned in a bomb threat for his flight

SANTIAGO - A CHILEAN woman desperate to keep her boyfriend home called in a bomb threat as his Iberia airline flight to Spain prepared for takeoff, police said on Monday. Francisca Galleguillos allegedly warned authorities about the would-be bomb on Sunday, when her boyfriend was scheduled to depart from Santiago's international airport to Madrid, according to a police source who requested anonymity. Marco Arancibia, 39, was travelling to Spain to begin working on a cruise ship for eight months, and there were no stops in Chile, according to local media reports. Galleguillos was arrested and transferred to a detention centre in Santiago. Flight 6830 was at the point of takeoff when she called authorities and made the false report. As a result, 312 passengers were evacuated. After the crew and passengers got off, authorities searched the plane and did not find any explosive...

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