Aldon Smith booked on charge of false report of a bomb threat

Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE

49ers OLB Aldon Smith has been booked by the LAPD. We break down what the crime is, and provide a few more updates.

We're starting to get some more details about Aldon Smith's situation in Los Angeles. Smith was detained by police at Los Angeles International Airport, and subsequently taken to the LAPD Pacific Division for booking. According to Matt Barrows, he was booked on a charge of false report of a bomb threat.

False report of a bomb threat falls under Section 148.1 of the California penal code. Here's the full rundown of that section. Subsection a covers the issue in question, as it includes employees of an airport. The most important information is that it carries with it a sentence of up to one year in county jail. That's the maximum sentence, and obviously it's way to soon to say how this will resolve itself in the court system:

148.1. (a) Any person who reports to any peace officer listed in Section 830.1 or 830.2, or subdivision (a) of Section 830.33, employee of a fire department or fire service, district attorney, newspaper, radio station, television station, deputy district attorney, employees of the Department of Justice, employees of an airline, employees of an airport, employees of a railroad or busline, an employee of a telephone company, occupants of a building or a news reporter in the employ of a newspaper or radio or television station, that a bomb or other explosive has been or will be placed or secreted in any public or private place, knowing that the report is false, is guilty of a crime punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not to exceed one year, or pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.

According to the Matt Barrows report, along with the numerous tweets from people that were actually there, it sounds like the incident began at the Southwest ticket counter. Here's the breakdown per Barrows:

According to a witness, trouble began brewing earlier at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter. Following an argument there, a ticket agent said that Smith would not be allowed on the plane. After going through security, the witness said Smith was approached by TSA personnel. He advanced toward his gate where he was taken into custody by five officers. A video of the incident shows an officer bringing a police dog into the vicinity of the gate as Smith is being led away in handcuffs.

The 49ers released a statement from general manager Trent Baalke:

We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith. As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment.

There is some video from the incident, including a short 20 second video, and then 1:37 that includes the 20 seconds. I embedded them HERE.

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