Man Accused of 9/11 Airport Scare Unfit for Trial

6 years 6 months 6 days ago Sunday, January 15 2012 Jan 15, 2012 Sunday, January 15, 2012 9:47:43 PM CST January 15, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

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.

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