Ex-TSA Screener Indicted For Alleged 9/11-Related Threats At LAX

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A former security screener for the TSA was indicted late last week for allegedly making a series of threats directed at Los Angeles International Airport that alluded to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The threats were made on the eve of the 12th anniversary of the 2001 attacks on New York's World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon, and forced the evacuation of several terminals at the airport.

Nna Alpha Onuoha (pictured above), 29, is currently being held without bail. He's been charged with three counts each of false information and making threats over the telephone, according to The Associated Press. After he quit his job with the Transportation Security Administration on Sept. 10, Onuoha proceeded to send a series of threats across various media, according to the indictment. He dropped off "suspicious packages and rambling letters" at the airport, reported the Los Angeles Times. He also left phone messages for airport authorities, telling them that the "TSA was running out of time" and the "entire airport" should be evacuated.

A search for Onuoha ended that same day when he was found sleeping in a van in Riverside, Calif., about 70 miles away from LAX. He reportedly told authorities that he never actually planned to commit violence. He has yet to enter a plea on the charges in the indictment.