Aldon Smith, 24, had been randomly selected for a secondary
screening at the airport by a Transportation Security Administration
agent, airport police Sergeant Karla Ortiz said.
"The suspect then became belligerent and uncooperative with the
process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he
was in possession of a bomb before proceeding towards the gate
area," Ortiz said in a statement.
When police talked to Smith at the gate he again became
uncooperative and was taken into custody, Ortiz said. He was taken
to the Los Angeles Police Department and booked on a charge of
making a false report of a bomb threat, she said.
San Francisco general Manager Trent Baalke said the team was
disappointed to learn of the incident involving Smith.
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"As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the
pertinent facts, we will have no further comment," Baalke said in a
(Reporting by Kevin Murphy in Kansas City;
editing by David Bailey
and Eric Walsh)
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