A 47-year-old man was slapped with two criminal charges for trying to bring a fake bomb through security at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Government prosecutors charged Anthony Falco Jr. for providing false or misleading information to authorities for the purpose of boarding an airplane with potentially illegal items.
Police authorities said what Falco did is a grave offence since it resulted to the partial closure of an airport terminal for nearly six hours. Based on the court records, Falco tried to pass the security check on his way to a Southwest Airlines flight with carry-on baggage that contained individually wrapped and taped packages that X-ray screeners worried could be an explosive device.
Instead of admitting his crime, Falco told the police that “whoever opens my bag is going to have a very bad day”. The mother of the suspect defended the crime commited by his son saying he had received psychiatric treatment in New York but had stopped taking his medication.
Former Officer Charged In Fake KC Bomb Scare
KAKE, on Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:04:21 -0700
Reporter: AP Federal prosecutors have filed a complaint against a man accused of trying to take a fake bomb through security at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. A complaint filed Monday accuses …
Man says charges in Kansas City airport bomb hoax ‘absurd’
Springfield News-Leader, on Tue, 13 Sep 2011 10:42:09 -0700
In this booking photo released by Kansas City Police, Anthony Falco is shown. Falco, 47, is accused of trying to take a fake bomb through a security checkpoint at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks has …