Alexander Smith
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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