Feds seek new mental exam in 9/11 KC airport hoax

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania man accused of trying to take fake bombs through security at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks still isn’t competent to stand trial.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Kansas City filed a motion Thursday seeking a new mental evaluation for 49-year-old Anthony Falco, whose last known address was East Petersburg, Pa. They say he has schizophrenia and isn’t able to help in his defense against charges that he created a hoax and made false statements.

An earlier evaluation determined Falco was not a danger to himself or others, so he isn’t eligible to be involuntarily committed in a mental institution. But since he’s also not able to stand trial, prosecutors have said they might have to drop the charges.

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