Air traffic controller arrested for having weapons of mass destruction built to fight his neighborBy Mason White 7:15 AM November 12, 2017
An air traffic controller was arrested for having a weapon of mass destruction.
The North Carolina air traffic controller was one of two suspects arrested after being found in possession of a homemade pipe bomb.
FBI agents confirmed that 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was arrested at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
He was charged with acquiring a weapon of mass destruction and transporting a weapon of mass destruction.
Police began investigating the case after a person reported seeing his neighbor holding an explosive device.
Police confirmed that the bomb had been built by Dandan’s roommate, 39-year-old Derrick Fells, for the use of attacking their neighbor.
Detectives said that Fells built the bomb but he changed his mind about the attack and handed the bomb over to Dandan.
Dandan was arrested while working at the airport after authorities found the pipe bomb and other weapons inside his home.
Dandan was booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail and bail was set at $45,000.
The Federal Aviation Administration said that Dandan, who did not have access to restricted areas, was banned from the airport permanently.
Fells was also arrested. He was charged with three counts of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possession of a weapon of mass destruction.