Smith faces possible misdemeanor charge from airport incident

Smith faces possible misdemeanor charge from airport incident
April 24, 2014, 12:00 pm
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Aldon Smith was taken into custody at LAX on felony charges of "false report of a bomb threat." He was released later that day on $20,000 bail. (USATSI)

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release Thursday it has referred the Aldon Smith case to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor consideration.

Smith was originally booked on April 13 for a felony charge of “false report of a bomb threat,” according to Los Angeles International Airport Police. He was released later that day on $20,000 bail.

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The 49ers star linebacker is scheduled to appear in Santa Clara Superior Court on Tuesday to face unrelated charges of three felony counts of possessing illegal assault rifles along with a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge.

LAPD’s Criminal Conspiracy Unit took over the Smith’s investigation, LAX Police Sgt. Karla Ortiz told CSNBayArea.com this week.

Smith was detained on April 13 after allegedly becoming “belligerent and uncooperative” with TSA agents after being randomly selected for secondary security screening at Terminal 1, according to LAX Police.

As previously reported, Smith was going through screening, LAX Sgt. Karla Ortiz said, when he asked the TSA agent, “Are you going to search me further?”

Smith was told, “That’s not necessary,” according to Sgt. Ortiz.

Then, Smith responded, according to Sgt. Ortiz, “Why not? I have a bomb.”

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