Federal authorities are not pursuing charges against a woman who caused a plane to be diverted to Louis Armstrong International Airport Monday morning after allegedly making a bomb threat.
Vivian Tu Bahn, a 31-year-old from California, was detained by federal authorities and released after her flight from Houston to Miami was forced to land at the New Orleans airport about 9:17 a.m. Monday.
After an investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office, it was determined the case did not warrant any federal charges, FBI spokeswoman Mary Beth Romig said.
“The passengers, public and aircraft were never in danger,” Romig said.
Authorities did not release details on what Bahn said that caused the flight to be diverted.
Bahn was detained by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for evaluation after the investigation, Romig said. She was then transported to the Interim LSU Hospital on an order of protective custody, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman John Fortunato said.