Air Traffic Controller Arrested for ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction,’ FBI Involved [Details]

A 30-year-old Charlotte air traffic controller has just been arrested for possessing a weapon of mass destruction. You read that correctly. Here are the details…

From WCNC:

Charlotte air traffic controller charged with possession of weapon of mass destruction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An air traffic controller at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was arrested in Charlotte Friday after investigators alleged he was in possession of a weapon of mass destruction.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction. He is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail under a $45,000 bond. The FBI said they are assisting Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police with their investigation and that they don’t anticipate federal charges to be filed against Dandan at this time.

More, from WSOC TV:

Charlotte air traffic controller arrested for having weapon of mass destruction

Dandan’s roommate was arrested for having bomb-making materials, which were not at the airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration has terminated Dandan’s access to the airport.

Materials to make a pipe bomb-like device were found at Dandan’s residence, a source says. The device was not assembled.

Federal agents are involved in the investigation

CNN has more:

Investigators said another man, 39-year-old Derrick Fells, built the bomb to “use it against a neighbor with whom he was involved in an ongoing dispute.” But Fells changed his mind and gave Dandan the device, police said.

Both men were arrested Friday, but it’s unclear how they knew each other.

From New York Daily News:

Fells was charged with three counts of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possession.

Stay tuned for more. Obviously, this is INSANE!

H/T: Twitchy

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