CHARLOTTE, N.C. – An air traffic controller at Charlotte Douglas International Airport was arrested in Charlotte Friday after investigators alleged he was in possession of a weapon of mass destruction.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction. He is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail under a $45,000 bond. The FBI said they are assisting Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police with their investigation and that they don't anticipate federal charges to be filed against Dandan at this time.
Not sure yet exactly what kind of weapon he had, but a WMD is legally defined as follows: pic.twitter.com/qmzH6ol3kQ— Savannah Levins (@LevinsReports) November 11, 2017
The FAA confirmed to NBC Charlotte that Dandan’s access to the airport was terminated following his arrest Friday afternoon. The FAA issued the following statement after Dandan's arrest:
The FAA has terminated the employee's access to the facility and is cooperating with law enforcement authorities.
Investigators did not specify the type of weapon Dandan possessed.
In March of 2015, Dandan was arrested and charged with assault on a female.