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One of the quickest ways for TMZ to get a scoop is for a celebrity to get arrested at LAX since the gossip site more or less keeps a permanent detachment based there to pester famous people getting off planes. And so not only was it dumb for Aldon Smith to yell “bomb” in an airport in front of security because it got him detained, but he also did it in the way most likely to get him the most press attention as quickly as possible. If anything, Aldon has proven adept at getting arrested in dumb ways in recent years.

Law enforcement says the drama began at the security gate — when he was randomly selected for a secondary screening.

Cops say Smith became “belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding toward the gate area.”

TMZ Sports obtained video showing Smith in handcuffs … telling police he did nothing wrong. He also says they’re going to be “embarrassed.”

Cops say Smith was uncooperative during the arrest. He was eventually transported to a nearby LAPD station to be booked.

In the meantime, Adam Schefter comes through with alleged video of the incident that contains zero useful audio or visuals.