updated 2/27/2008 12:07:24 PM ET 2008-02-27T17:07:24

An airline passenger has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for threatening the crew of a JetBlue flight last June.

Jose Roman Jr., of Texas, became belligerent when flight crew members stopped serving him alcohol during a Houston-to-New York City flight. Federal authorities say the 27-year-old passenger made several statements about shooting and killing the crew when the plane landed in New York.

The pilot diverted the plane to Buffalo, where Roman was removed.

Roman pleaded guilty in September to interference with flight crew members and attendants. He was sentenced Tuesday. In addition to the prison time, he has to pay $2,800 in restitution to the airline.

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