Man Accused of 9/11 Airport Scare Unfit for Trial
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a bomb scare at Kansas City International on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has been found mentally unfit to stand trial.
Federal prosecutors charged 47-year-old Anthony Falco Jr. with making false statements to federal agents and trying to bring a simulated explosive device through airport security.
U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner on Jan. 3 ordered Falco hospitalized for up to four months to determine whether he will ever be competent to stand trial.
A psychiatrist who examined Falco concluded he has mental issues that leave him incapable of understanding the seriousness of the charges against him.
Falco's mother told investigators he has a history of mental illness and had quit taking his medication just prior to the Sept. 11 incident.