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Venezuelan neurosurgeon Manuel Alvarado fined $100k over 'knucklehead' bomb threat

Dr Manuel Alvarado told a member of staff that he had a bomb in his bag   A neurosurgeon has been fined almost $US100,000 after making a hoax bomb threat while queuing up in an airport.   Dr Manuel Alberto Alvarado of Venezuela, told staff at Miami International Airport that there was a bomb in one of his bags last year. The ensuing arrest and security response, which took around three hours, reportedly cost the airport $140 a minute; suffice to say, airport officials were less than amused. "People make these stupid comments all the time and they think it's