Passenger arrested for bomb threat at St. Louis airport

ST. LOUIS | An airline passenger is arrested after authorities say he made a bomb threat when flight attendants asked him to close his laptop computer before takeoff.

The man was on board a United Express flight to Washington Saturday afternoon at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Airport spokesman Jeff Lea said that when attendants asked him to close his laptop, "he mentioned a bomb or made a bomb threat."

Police were called, and the man was arrested. The flight was delayed more than two hours while police searched the plane for explosives but nothing was found.