A woman angry about not being allowed to board a plane at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was arrested after allegedly mentioning an explosive device, resulting in hundreds of travelers having to evacuate part of one concourse.
A police bomb squad responded Friday but found no device and the airport soon returned to normal though three flights were delayed.
Police said the 53-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor false emergency reporting and felony making a false terrorism report.
American Airlines said in an email that employees had called police to deal with a disruptive female passenger trying to board a flight to Salt Lake City shortly before it was supposed to take off.
Parts of Terminal 4 were briefly evacuated.