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Christopher Tkaczyk
August 12, 2016

Enraged that his girlfriend was about leave town for a trip to Guyana on July 27, 33-year old Queens borough resident Danesh Gomanie phoned 911 to try to prevent her from leaving the U.S.

He told the emergency operator that she had “a bomb and/or drugs” on the plane.

Evidently, the couple had had a fight, and Gomanie was suspicious that she would visit with her ex-husband in Guyana, despite having been separated from him for 10 years.

The unnamed woman was removed from Caribbean Airlines Flight No. 527 before take-off, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

FBI agents traced the call to Gomanie’s cellphone. When they went to arrest him at home two days later, they found the couple had already reunited.

On Tuesday, Gomanie was released on $20,000 bail for the fake bomb threat. The couple responded to questions from reporters in front of the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse. The girlfriend, who declined to give her name, told the Daily News: “It's just jealousy. We're back together. I forgive him.”

Christopher Tkaczyk is the Senior News Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @ctkaczyk.

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