a bomb threat from a caller briefly grounded flights at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Saturday evening.Local and federal authorities confirm that a suspect is in custody after
APD spokesperson Dani Myren declined to give much information on the incident Sunday, saying the department assisted Airport Police and Fire officers in apprehending the suspect, who called APD at about 9:10 p.m. Saturday.
[snip] "A person, apparently male, called APD dispatch and said -- with some colorful language thrown in -- that the next plane to take off would blow up,” Parrott said.
Officers were able to track the cellphone towers which carried the suspect’s call.
“Our police officers assisted and, I believe, our officers were first to the physical location,” Parrott said. “He’s been turned over to the FBI.”
Apparently the caller was experimenting to see how dumb you can get, and still breathe.