FBI arrests ex-TSA worker after LA airport threats

Giant stainless steel letters forming LAX are shown at the entrance way to Los Angeles International Airport.

Nna Alpha Onuoha was taken into custody after allegedly making threats that led officials to clear terminals at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES — Authorities are searching a vehicle connected to the arrest of a security screener who allegedly made threats after quitting his job at Los Angeles International Airport.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says Wednesday's search of the minivan in a church parking lot east of Los Angeles in Riverside is part of the investigation into the 29-year-old screener's arrest.

Officers have cleared the church parking lot and a KABC-TV news helicopter is showing a bomb squad robot conducting a search in and around the van.

The screener was arrested late Tuesday in Riverside.

The FBI says a search of his apartment near LAX in Inglewood turned up a note containing unspecified threats that cited the Sept. 11 anniversary.

No harmful materials were found at the airport or the man's apartment.


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