Refugees held in Phoenix airport bomb scare
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ordered two African refugees to remain behind bars for their role in what police describe as a fake bomb found at Phoenix's main airport.
The federal magistrate ruled Friday that Luwiza Daman and Asa Shani are "a serious flight risk."
Daman, Shani and Shullu Gorado have pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of causing what appeared to be an explosive device to go through a security checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Aug. 5.
Gorado was ordered to be kept in custody at a hearing last week.
Authorities say Daman had the item in her bag as she went through security intending to board a plane to Des Moines, Iowa. Police say Gorado and Shani gave it to her.