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By The Associated Press
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, 10:20 a.m.
 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The manager at Alaska's main airport says he expects charges to be filed after a bad joke led to the evacuation of a terminal.

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport manager John Parrott says the incident happened a little after 12 a.m. local time Sunday, and the terminal was cleared as authorities searched through baggage. Investigators questioned a man who made reference to a bomb as well as his two traveling companions.

They figured out that he was joking, and needless to say, they didn't find it funny.

Parrott says he expects state charges and possibly federal charges to be filed against the man, but referred further questions to prosecutors.

The terminal was reopened at about 3 a.m. local time.

 

 
 


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