Only mysterious, not-talking-to-the-media passengers heard him say "bomb," and that's only according to the feds.
Detective Juan Del Castillo said people on the plane other than the marshals also heard the bomb threats. Del Castillo said Alpizar's threats and the marshal's orders to him were all in English.
Real, live people with names who are willing to speak with the media present a decidedly more believable story:
Several of the 113 passengers who arrived in Orlando from Miami, however, said Alpizar may have been delusional and may have run out of the plane only because he feared a bomb was on board. "I can tell you, he never said a thing in that airplane; he never called out he had a bomb," said passenger Jorge Borelli, an Orlando architect.
So maybe the story goes more like this: delusional bipolar man makes a commotion and runs off the plane. When confronted by agents in the jetway, perhaps he said "bomb" meaning he was afraid there was a bomb on the plane. He is is shot dead by trigger-happy agents, who've been working under enormous pressure and boredom for years keeping vigilant for phantom, fabricated terrorists. Only a theoretical time line, but as plausible as the version presented by the government...