Details are sketchy, but reports are surfacing 49ers star linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday afternoon.
Aldon Smith — 49ers Superstar Arrested at LAX … Allegedly Yelled 'Bomb' in Airport http://t.co/aOTz256ua5
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 13, 2014
We’re told the drama started at the gate, where Smith was trying to board a plane. We’re told he got into an argument with one of the people working at the gate.
TMZ Sports obtained video showing Smith in handcuffs … telling police he did nothing wrong. He also says they’re going to be “embarrassed.”
Smith has a long history with the law — the 24-year-old defensive end was arrested in 2012 for DUI and in 2013, he was charged with 3 counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon stemming from a violent incident at his home in San Joe, Ca where Smith was stabbed.
More as we get it.
(UPDATE: 5:05 p.m.) – A source that carries a bit more weight than TMZ has confirmed the incident.
LA Airport police detained 49ers LB Aldon Smith after he indicated he possessed a bomb, per public LA policeinformation officer Karla Ortiz.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 13, 2014
We’ll keep you posted.
(UPDATE: 5:55 p.m.) – Well, this isn’t good.
LAPD booked 49ers LB Aldon Smith for California Penal Code 148.1(a) – False report of a bomb threat.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2014