An EasyJet flight taking off in France had to be diverted last week because of a fake bomb threat.
On Jan. 18, flight EZY4319 from Lyon to Rennes was in the air when authorities received an anonymous call that suggested a bomb could be on the plane.
The pilots returned to Lyon,Â but no bomb was found.
Authorities investigating the call said the person behind the threat was a 23-year-old college student in Rennes.Â He allegedly didnâ€™t want his parents, who were on the flight,Â to visit him, according to the Mirror.
Police took the unidentified suspect into custody and have charged him with â€œfalse news compromising the safety of an aircraft in flight,â€ according to the Independent.
His next court date is May 21.
If convicted, the alleged hoaxer could face up to five years in prison and a fine of nearly $85,000, the Independent reported.