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Woman makes bomb threat so man doesn't leave

Grace Guajardo said she called an airport to report there was a bomb on the plane so that her boyfriend wouldn't leave Chile.

February 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A woman in Chile is accused of making a false bomb threat all in the name of love.

Grace Guajardo's phony threat forced the evacuation of more than 300 people from a plane just moments before takeoff on Sunday.

One of those passengers was her boyfriend who was on his way to Spain to take a months-long job on a cruise ship.

Desperate to keep him in Chile, Guajardo said she called the airport to report there was a bomb on the plane.

"I'm sorry, but I did it for love," Guajardo said Monday.

The threat worked. Her boyfriend is staying in Chile and said he's not angry with her.

She faces up to 61 days in jail for the threat if she is convicted. Prosecutors decided not to invoke the more severe anti-terrorism law after hearing the couple's story.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.