Ex-TSA screener arrested for alleged threats against LAX

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A former Transportation Security Administration screener at Los Angeles International Airport has been arrested after making threats against several of the airport's terminals, the FBI says.

Members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Los Angeles took Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, of Inglewood, Calif., into custody early Wednesday, according to FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller.

Onuoha resigned his TSA job Tuesday and left a suspicious package behind, Eilmiller says.

No explosives were found in the package, but there was an eight-page letter expressing disdain for the United States, she said, adding that Onuoha then called the airport twice, instructing an employee to evacuate certain terminals.

A JTTF search of his home found a single note taped to his closet making an unspecified threat citing Wednesday's 9/11 anniversary, Eimiller says.

Onuoha is in custody on suspicion of making threats.

The FBI says parts of certain terminals were evacuated, and cleared of any danger. An airport spokesperson says airport operations weren't affected.

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