Bomb Found in Carry-On Bag at Alaska Airport


Alexander Smith
nbcnews.com
February 17, 2014

Alaska’s main airport shut down one of its security checkpoints for an hour Sunday after an oil worker tried to take a suspected pipe bomb onto a plane, officials said.

The man was arrested at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and was in custody pending further charges as of 6:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. ET), NBC station KTUU reported.

Airport operations officer Sharon Long said FBI and bomb-disposal teams were called just before 2 p.m. local time when “a small, handmade explosive device was found at a screening point in a carry-on bag.”

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