Texas teen arrested over threat to blow up plane on Snapchat


A Houston teenager is accused of making bomb threats before boarding an airplane.

Authorities say 17-year-old Hector Fonseca sent two Snapchat messages while waiting for a flight from Houston to Guatemala.

One message said, “blown this (expletive) up” and included the George Bush Intercontinental Airport as the location.

Also included was a bomb emoji.

The other message said, “time to blow up the plane” with a smiley face and bomb emojis.

Snapchat contacted the FBI, who tracked Fonseca and were waiting for him when he returned home.

He is now charged with making a terroristic threat which is a third-degree felony.

His bond is set at $10,000.

Fonseca said the messages were ‘just a stupid joke.’

If convicted, Fonseca could receive up to 10 years in prison.

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