January 13, 2013 - A criminal complaint has been
filed against a Montclair State University
student in connection to an email that alleges
the attempted downing of a TAM Airline flight
out of Miami to Brasilia if fight takes off.
Francisco Fernando Cruz, 22, a citizen of Brazil
and a student at Montclair State University was
charged with sending threatening emails claiming
that a TAM Airline flight from Miami to Brasilia
“will go down.”
According to the criminal complaint, on January
8, 2014, an email was sent to Miami Dade Police
Department as well as TAM Airlines. The content
of the email made a specific threat against a
TAM Airlines Flight that was to depart on
January 10, 2014, from Miami to Brasilia.