Los Angeles airport worker charged over 9/11 threats
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A disgruntled airport security screener has been charged with making chilling threats against Los Angeles International Airport on the anniversary of 9/11, officials said.
Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, was detained late Tuesday by members of the Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force after triggering an alert at the airport which was partially evacuated, the FBI said.
"On the day that I release the message...even the once mighty American government that gloats with arrogance will be reduced to nothing just like the nothing that she is," said an online rant cited by The Los Angeles Times.
Onuoha, said to be a Nigerian immigrant naturalised in the United States, appeared briefly in court on Wednesday afternoon. He was ordered to remain in custody pending a bond hearing on Monday. He was not asked to enter a plea, and could be arraigned on October 1, prosecutors said.