Los Angeles airport worker held over 9/11 'threats'
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A disgruntled airport security screener was arrested in California on Tuesday in connection with threats made against Los Angeles International Airport ahead of the 9/11 attacks anniversary, authorities said.
Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, was detained on late Tuesday by members of the Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force after triggering an alert at the airport earlier in the day which prompted certain terminals to be evacuated, the FBI said in a statement.
Onuoha had resigned from his job as a Transportation Security Administration screener on Tuesday after recently being suspended from the position, FBI spokesman Laura Eimiller said in a statement.
Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad officers were called on earlier Tuesday after Onuoha left a package at the TSA's LAX headquarters addressed to an employee.