Feds charge woman in bomb threat on cruise ship

Published On: Dec 27 2011 03:38:18 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 27 2011 11:57:56 PM EST

This time of year millions of Americans are hitting the road - whether it's driving, flying, or even taking a cruise. But in the last few days two travelers in our area have been arrested accused of causing some travel troubles.


A Baldwin woman is facing fatal charges in connection with a bomb treat made on a cruise ship set to arrive in Jacksonville.

Linda Wilson, 44, is charged with reporting false information/hoax to law enforcement officials regarding a bomb aboard the Carnival Fascination in May 2010. According to the indictment, Wilson called the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office to say a bomb was going to explode when the ship arrived at he JAXPORT cruise terminal.

Wilson was arrested on a federal warrant by local law enforcement and was scheduled for an initial court appearance Tuesday.  If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.


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