California: 16-year-old arrested for 'plotting to hijack an airplane'

A teenage passenger from California has been arrested in Nashville for plotting to hijack a plane from Los Angeles to Nashville, the FBI said Friday. FBI spokesman George Bolds told The Associated Press that the 16-year-old was removed from Southwest Airlines Flight 284 Tuesday night by authorities at Nashville International Airport, and found with "suspicious" items. Bolds said the teen had handcuffs, rope and duct tape in his bag and was believed to be traveling alone. The juvenile's name has not been released. He is in custody at the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center. He has not yet faced federal charges, but Bolds said he is facing state charges from the incident. Bolds did not comment on what the charges were, but expects federal charges to come.