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Woman gets 2 years for breakup-bomb hoax

/ Source: The Associated Press

A woman who called in a bomb threat to an airport in an attempt to break up with her boyfriend was sentenced to two years in prison, the U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday.

April Wormly, 36, of Hobbs, N.M., also was ordered to pay $19,761 in restitution for phoning in the threat to San Antonio International Airport.

Federal prosecutors say she admitted calling the airport several times April 21 to claim there was a bomb aboard a Southwest Airlines flight bound for Dallas. Five of the 36 phone calls were recorded, prosecutors said in a statement.

The plane was diverted and its 120 passengers evacuated. No explosives were found.

Wormly told investigators she was trying to end a relationship with her boyfriend, who was a passenger on the flight. She believed he would leave her alone after finding out she made the calls, prosecutors said.