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Jealous wife 'told airport her husband had a bomb'

Johnna Woolfolk had her husband stopped as she believed he was on his way to meet another woman, the FBI said.

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A WOMAN WHO believed her husband was having an affair called in a bomb threat to prevent him boarding a flight, according to the FBI.

Johnna Woolfolk, from California, thought her husband was flying to Atlanta to meet a woman, US prosecutors said.

Woolfolk has been charged by federal prosecutors with providing false and misleading information.

She’s expected to plead guilty at a hearing on January 9, US attorney’s office spokesman Thom Mrozek told the Torrance Daily Breeze newspaper.

Defense attorney Gordon E Turner said today that Woolfolk, who is about 50, admitted in court and to the FBI that she made the call, and she now realises it was wrong. Turner said he’s discussing a plea deal with the federal prosecutor.

Woolfolk is caring for her dying mother in the couple’s Lynwood home and it has been stressful, the attorney said, adding she also believes her husband of 30 years is having an affair and was flying to Atlanta to meet the woman.

Woolfolk called AirTran Airways on November 27 and said her husband was carrying a bomb and boarding an Atlanta-bound flight, the FBI said.

He was intercepted at the airport and he explained he was having marital problems and his wife wanted him to stay, FBI Special Agent David Gates said.

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