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Ex-TSA agent charged with making threats at LAX on 9/11 anniversary

LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors Wednesday charged an ex-TSA worker and former National Guardsman with being responsible for hoaxes and making false threats against Los Angeles International Airport.

Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, was arrested Tuesday night at a church in Riverside, Calif.

If convicted of the federal charges, Onuoha faces up to 15 years in prison.

According to an affidavit in the case, Onuoha resigned about 6 a.m. Tuesday. About four hours later, he returned to TSA headquarters at LAX and left a sealed express mail envelope addressed to a TSA manager.

He then allegedly called the TSA checkpoint at Terminal 3 a few minutes later. According to an affidavit, he said the manager should open the "package."

During the same call he advised "that LAX should be evacuated immediately starting with Terminal 2."

Ex-TSA agent charged with making threats at LAX on 9/11 anniversary 09/11/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:53pm]
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