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According to the TSA guide lines it looks like Friesema can expect a fine, but the fact that the airport was evacuated and commerical flights were delayed could cost him even more.
Ricahard Mauer and Lisa Demer, ADN.COM --- The breach began when a man trying to check in for an Alaska Airlines flight "made a statement about a bomb in a bag," Parrott said.It will be interesting to see how the WCHA commissioner Bruce McLeod and head of WCHA officials Greg Shepherd respond to this incident, you can not make these kind of statements at an airport post 9/11.
"That caused us and the airlines, the TSA, the airport police, to have to evacuate the building, the terminal," he said. "That all started shortly after midnight."
The FBI interviewed the passenger, and the threat was determined to be "non-credible," Parrott said. The man's bag was found and removed.
FBI spokesman Eric Gonzalez identified the passenger as Peter Friesema and said airport police arrested him. Friesema was scheduled to appear in state court Sunday afternoon.
The passenger may have just been trying to get attention, Parrott said.
Maybe a half dozen flights involving hundreds of passengers were affected, Parrott said. Some planes arriving early Sunday pulled up at the North Terminal or their passengers were directed to go there, and other planes scheduled to take off around 1 a.m. departed late, causing passengers to miss connections in other cities. A number of airlines were affected, including Alaska, Delta, U.S. Airways and United, he said.
Here is more details to this story, and looks like Friesema was put in Jail as well.
Airport manager John Parrott says Friesema was jailed at the Anchorage Correctional Complex with bail set at $5,000. [mysanantonio.com]I sent an email to Doug Spencer Associate Commissioner for Public Relations for the WCHA to see if the Commissioner or the WCHA head of officials had a comment on the matter. "No Comment, Spencer said.