MIAMI (CBS Chicago/CBS Miami) — A Chicago woman was behind bars in Florida late Tuesday, accused of making a bomb threat because she was late for her flight.

Police said at 3:45 p.m. Eastern time Monday, Marina Verbitsky, 46, was told she wouldn’t be allowed to get on her flight. So she told employees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport there was a bomb in her checked luggage.

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Verbitsky was immediately taken into custody.

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Authorities said that the plane — which had already begun taxiing the runway — was rerouted, and the passengers were evacuated. A thorough inspection was conducted and the threat was determined to be unfounded.

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Verbitsky was taken to the Main Jail of the Broward Sheriff’s Office and faces one count of false reporting concerning planting a bomb, explosive or weapon of mass destruction.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff