The old saying that “No good deed goes unpunished” was was confirmed once again Friday night when JetBlue Airways was tweeted a bomb threat, in apparent response to its offer earlier in the week to provide free airfare to police officers wishing to attend the funerals of the two New York policemen slain last Saturday.
JetBlue is based in New York.
A Twitter user with the handle SwattingSquad tweeted that a bomb was aboard a specific flight about to depart from Long Beach (CA) Airport, formerly known as Daugherty Field.
Earlier in the week, the airline had offered to fly free-of-charge two police officers from each agency within its route system to attend the funerals of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. It made the same offer, using its partner carriers, to fly in family members of Liu, who hailed from Guangzhou, China.
JetBlue took the threat seriously and immediately responded.
Flight Aware Live Flight Tracking indicates that Flight JBU1007 safely arrived in Tacoma, WA 42 minutes late.
SwattingSquad’s Twitter account has since been closed.
Fans of JetBlue and the fallen officers showed their support.
@Swattingsquad Please be aware that we take all threats very seriously. This has been reported to our internal security team.
— JetBlue Airways (@JetBlue) December 27, 2014
— Catherine Dubuque (@sophiequus) December 27, 2014
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) December 27, 2014
(h/t: Gateway Pundit)