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Crime NC air traffic controller arrested on weapons charge

08:35  11 november  2017
08:35  11 november  2017 Source:   ap.org

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CHARLOTTE, N . C . – Authorities say an air traffic controller at a North Carolina airport has been arrested on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction. Local media outlets report that the FBI says 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was arrested Friday in Charlotte.

An air traffic controller in Charlotte, North Carolina , was arrested Friday on weapon of mass destruction (WMD) charges , the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department announced. Paul George Dandan was arrested along with Derrick Fells

An aircraft takes off Saturday, Oct. 7. © (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias) An aircraft takes off Saturday, Oct. 7. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities say an air traffic controller at a North Carolina airport has been arrested on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction.

Local media outlets report that the FBI says 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was arrested Friday in Charlotte. The FBI is assisting Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police with the investigation but said federal charges aren't expected against Dandan at this point.

Details weren't available about the type of weapon or where it was found. U.S. law defines WMDs as ranging from explosive devices to biological weapons.

The Federal Aviation Administration told WCNC-TV that Dandan was fired from his job at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after his arrest.

The Mecklenberg County Sheriff's Office website shows Dandan was being held at the county jail Friday night on $45,000 bond.

Air Canada flight from SFO diverted to Denver due to ‘disruptive passenger’ .
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