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Conoco: Device at Anchorage airport for avalanches

Updated Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 | 3:20 p.m.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The employer of a man whose carry-on bag was found to contain a small explosive device at the Anchorage airport says he was carrying avalanche-control equipment.

The device triggered an hour-long shutdown of security screening at the airport Sunday afternoon.

A statement issued Monday by ConocoPhillips Alaska said the device was for avalanche control and there was no ill will intended.

Conoco spokeswoman Amy Burnett told The Anchorage Daily News ( ) she could not release any personal information about the passenger or say if he faces any criminal charges.

The FBI in Anchorage says it plans to release a statement on Tuesday.


Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News,