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.”