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49ers LB Aldon Smith arrested at airport

49ers LB Aldon Smith arrested at airport

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during a security screening and threatened that he had a bomb.

LAPD Sgt. Michael Fox said Smith was booked Sunday afternoon.

Airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said the 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1. Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative with the process and told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.

A video on TMZ.com shows Smith exchanging words with an officer as he was being handcuffed.

The 49ers said in a statement that the team was disappointed to learn about the incident.

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