The man accused in connection with a hoax on an airplane at Philadelphia International Airport in September pleaded guilty in federal court Monday.
According to the United States Attorney's Office, 26-year-old Kenneth W. Smith, Jr. was charged with and pleaded guilty to malicious false information about an explosive and false information and hoaxes.
Smith is accused of placing a phone call on September 6th to Philadelphia International Airport Police and reporting that someone had allegedly carried an explosive substance onto a plane scheduled to depart for Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport.
Investigators say Smith knew the information he provided to police was false.
The flight had to return to Philadelphia International Airport as a result of the phone call.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Smith admitted that he wanted to target an individual in order to "avenge" a woman when placing the phone call.
Smith faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000.
Rain moved in Saturday afternoon and the chance for it will stick around through the seven day forecast.
It becomes very unsettled across our area with clounds and showers again Sunday. The best chance for rain is in the morning and afternoon thunderstorms are possible towards our south.
Sunday is cool but we do warm up well into the 80s by Tuesday. With the warm weather comes a better chance for thunderstorms.