Anthony Falco Jr. charged after Kansas City airport fake bomb scare

7:09 PM, Sep 12, 2011   |    comments
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By BILL DRAPER Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (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 47-year-old Anthony Falco Jr. of trying to take a simulated bomb through an airport checkpoint and leading officials to believe he had a bomb.

Falco did not yet have a lawyer.

One of the airport's three terminals was shut down for several hours Sunday after security screeners discovered suspicious materials in one of the former New York City police officer's carry-on bags.

Security officers stopped Falco about 9:30 a.m. at a Southwest Airlines checkpoint and asked if they could examine his bag. Falco was arrested after becoming belligerent. The bag didn't contain explosives.



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