A Frontier Airlines passenger was taken into custody Wednesday on the tarmac at Mineta San Jose International Airport after reportedly making statements about bombs on a flight from Denver, police said.
The man was taken from Frontier Flight 169 at about 10 a.m. after it taxied to a halt short of the gate. He was questioned by the FBI and San Jose police, who were in charge of the investigation, authorities said.
A passenger told flight attendants the man was acting suspiciously, talking about bombs and writing in a notebook, said FBI spokeswoman LaRae Quy.
"It was a journal, and somebody had handwritten in this journal 'suicide bomber,'" Quy said. "The other thing he was doing was clutching a backpack."
The plane, which was full with 132 passengers and a crew of five, was searched and nothing suspicious was found, said Joe Hodas, a spokesman for Denver-based Frontier.
San Jose was the flight's final destination.
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