Competency evaluation ordered for man in KCI incident

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a competency evaluation for a man accused of trying to bring a simulated bomb through security at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The Kansas City Star ( reports U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Hays made the order Tuesday despite a request from Anthony Falco Jr.'s attorney asking to withdraw her earlier motion for such an evaluation.

The 47-year-old Falco is being held without bond on charges of making false statements to security agents and trying to take a simulated bomb onto an airplane.

A large part of the airport's Terminal B was shut down for several hours on a busy Sunday after screeners spotted suspicious packages in Falco's carry-on baggage. A bomb squad later determined there were no explosives.

Information from: The Kansas City Star,


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