BREAKING: Air traffic controller in Charlotte, NC charged with possessing a WMD

BREAKING: Air traffic controller in Charlotte, NC charged with possessing a WMD
Paul George Dandan. (Mug shot via NBC Charlotte)

[Ed. – It sounds like the guy had a credible IED of some kind.  This is less than an hour old so a lot is unknown at the moment.  Interestingly, it appears there is no current interest in filing federal charges against him.  The WMD charge would be state-level anyway, but the lack of federal interest seems to indicate they don’t think there’s a larger cell at work.]

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.

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