Ex-TSA worker arrested after allegedly making threats on LAX

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Onuoha, 29, worked for the TSA from 2006 until Tuesday, when he resigned. Onuoha was given a seven-day suspension in June after making a derogatory comment to a 15-year-old girl about an outfit she was wearing that slightly exposed her midriff, a federal law enforcement official familiar with the investigation told the Los Angeles News Group. Onuoha returned to work after the suspension, but the official did not know why he resigned.

Police arrested a former Transportation Security Administration screener at Los Angeles International Airport late Tuesday night after authorities say he may have made threats against the terminals, officials said.

Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, worked for the TSA from 2006 until Tuesday when he resigned after serving a suspension, officials said. Onuoha allegedly left a package at TSA’s Los Angeles Headquarters, which included an eight-page letter in which he expressed his “disdain for the United States,” according to a release from FBI Los Angeles spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. No bomb was found in the package, Eimiller said.

Also Tuesday, a man police suspect was Onuoha called the TSA and recommended the agency “begin evacuating terminals at the airport,” Eimiller said. A follow up call instructed the specific terminals that should be evacuated, Eimiller said. No threats were found in the terminals after a thorough search, she said.

Onuoha was arrested in Riverside by members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Riverside Police Department, Eimiller said. The Inglewood resident is being held on suspicion of making threats, she said.

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