The Straits Times
Published on Oct 14, 2012

Bomb threat prompts Alaska airport evacuation


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A terminal at Alaska's main airport has been evacuated over a bomb scare.

The manager of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport said the main terminal was cleared after a male passenger early on Sunday referred to a bomb in a bag.

Mr John Parrott said travellers were evacuated to another terminal, as the authorities searched the luggage. So far, no explosive had turned up.

He said the man who made the comment and two male companions were being interviewed by the authorities. Anchorage was the point of departure for the three, but Mr Parrott did not have details on their destination.