Alaska Airport Re-Opens After Bomb Threat

Guy refers to bomb in bag, triggers evacuation
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 14, 2012 8:46 AM CDT
Alaska Airport Re-Opens After Bomb Threat
This file photo shows a stuffed polar bear on display in the International Terminal of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.   (AP Photo/Alaska Travel Industry Association)

Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport is back open and one man is in custody this morning after a bomb scare yielded little other than an evacuation, reports the AP. Apparently a man traveling with two other men referred to a bomb in a checked bag early today, triggering a fruitless search and the evacuation of the airport's south terminal. The FBI and the TSA have been called in to investigate. (Read more Anchorage stories.)

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