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FBI: Air traffic controller arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction

November 11, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
FBI: Air traffic controller arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction

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North Carolina air traffic controller arrested for possession of a weapon of mass destruction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Federal and local authorities have arrested an air traffic controller at a North Carolina airport on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction.

Officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said FBI agents arrested 30-year-old Paul George Dandan on Friday in Charlotte.

Although the FBI is assisting Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police with the investigation, officials said federal charges aren’t expected against Dandan at this point.

Additional details haven’t been released regarding the type of weapon or where it was located.

WMDs could be identified as explosive devices or biological weapons under U.S. law.

A Federal Aviation Administration official told WCNC-TV that Dandan had his job at Charlotte Douglas International Airport terminated following his arrest.

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

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