FBI questions airline passenger who said “bomb”


A man accused of mentioning the word “bomb” to a flight attendant aboard a flight from Seattle, was being questioned Wednesday by the FBI.

Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Amanda Tobin Bielawski says the incident happened about 20 minutes before the plane was to land Wednesday at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Law enforcement was contacted as the plane began its descent.

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The plane, which landed at 2:47 p.m., was taken to a remote area of the airport. All 156 passengers and crew got off the plane and were bused to the terminal.