By Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Officials at Anchorage’s international airport say flights were briefly grounded after someone called in a threat.

KTUU ( ) reports that the Saturday night incident is being investigated by the FBI and other authorities.

KTVA ( says someone was taken into custody in connection with the call. Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport general manager John Parrott says the caller “appeared to be somewhat impaired.”

Parrott says someone called Anchorage police dispatchers shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday and said the next plane departing would explode.

He says no particular airport or airline was mentioned.

Parrott says federal authorities grounded all flights at the airport for about 20 minutes.

According to Parrott, individual airlines made the decision on whether to stay grounded or to take off.


Information from: KTUU-TV,

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