Air Traffic Controller Busted With 'Weapon Of Mass Destruction'

Tyler Durden's picture

As if we needed another reason to fear air travel, authorities in North Carolina say an air traffic controller at an airport in the state has been arrested on charges of possessing a weapon of mass destruction.

Local media outlets report that the FBI says 30-year-old Paul George Dandan was arrested Friday in Charlotte. The FBI is assisting Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police with the investigation but, somehow, federal charges aren’t expected against Dandan at this point.

CNN reported that police received a 911 call last week that someone had a homemade explosive at a Charlotte home. When officers arrived, they found a homemade pipe bomb, authorities said. Though authorities didn’t confirm if this was the weapon. A WMD is legally defined as any explosive charge larger than four ounces, and in many cases aren’t all that deadly.

Investigators said another man, 39-year-old Derrick Fells, built the bomb to "use it against a neighbor with whom he was involved in an ongoing dispute." But Fells changed his mind and gave Dandan the device, police said. Both men were arrested in connection with the weapon on Friday. Fells was charged with three counts of manufacturing a weapon of mass destruction and one count of possession of a weapon of mass destruction, police said.

Police have not officially declared a motive - and at this point, Danden’s story about his friend having a dispute with a neighbor could merely be a ruse. Fortunately, the Federal Aviation Administration said Dandan's access to the airport "was terminated."

In a statement, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport said Dandan did not have access to any aircraft.

"The FAA employee only had access to the "offsite air traffic control tower and had no access to the restricted areas of the terminal or ramp," the statement said.

The Mecklenberg County Sheriff’s Office website shows Dandan was being held at the county jail Friday night on $45,000 bond.

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Croesus's picture

The terrorists are lurking everywhere. Be very afraid.

They hide under beds, in closets, in shadows...

Fear is the message, in the phony "War on Terror".

Keep you afraid, and you'll gladly give up your guns and your rights.

Is it working on you?

Nah, me neither.

junction's picture

I think the whole body scanners at airport security check-in stations are the real weapons of mass destruction.  As in tissue damaging carcinogen causing radiation emitters.

J S Bach's picture

I recently bought a weapon of mass destruction myself... a box cutter from Lowe's.  I had to fill out several forms and check in with the DHS, of course.  But, it was worth it.  We all have to make little sacrifices to keep America safe from terrorists.

theoilyboy's picture

probably had a mobile phone opened up to Fox News.

Took Red Pill's picture

CNN reported so it must be true!

Urban Roman's picture

... more than four ounces?

In other words, a sack of fertilizer from the local big-box store.

Or, another excuse for the police to arrest anyone at any time, for no reason at all.

... freedom and democracy, bitchez!

mpnut's picture

I wonder if that "Weapon of Mass Destruction" Means his Mic and Headset..  That can definitely screw things up BIG in the skies above.

Socratic Dog's picture

They don't make WMD like they used to.

On the bright side, Sadam absolutely did possess WMD.  Just not the ones we were told about.

boattrash's picture

So, the perp was in possession of A United States Government?

wildbad's picture

you got it...over four ounces is a WMD?

Only if its plutonium and you have the synced TNT charges to compress it.

what an obvious canard to charge grannies with terrorism.

Reset the constitution

Four chan's picture

reported by cnn = deep state lies and psyops against we the people.

WillyGroper's picture


folks look at that pic & the solid thick black line around his whole head.

what a mashup.


helloimjohnnycat's picture

Thanks Miles.

I almost missed it.

any_mouse's picture

Another photoshopped terrorist. Why photoshop a mug shot?

If the image is faked, what else is faked?

max2205's picture

Marriage is a weapon of mass destruction...

Eyes Opened's picture


A fucking pipe-bomb is now  WMD ???  What a joke...

Fireworks will be put in the same category shortly...

Then Sparklers... ?

Bloody Fkn Muppet's picture

Then explosive, sensational news stories.

booboo's picture

Same police department who investigated the FBI Agent losing his weapon and Rolex to a titty dancer.
They may be a candidate for a false flag operation in retaliation.

Supineforfun's picture

Funny and then you link this FIB agent to being the same FBI agent that 'lost' his weapon on 10 July, 2016 about 2 miles from where Seth Rich was murdered... How can the same man lose his shit so often?

ShrNfr's picture

As a practical matter, you get more ionizing radiation from cosmic rays cruising at 35K feet than you do from those things. Still, I do not like them either.

Solio's picture

Ja, don't be mad we cooked your gonad(s.)

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Just wait until they develop the implantable brain chip when even the thought of a pipe bomb will get you in the Gulag. The scariest thing about that is the people flocking to get it hoping for more safety.


shovelhead's picture

Chip your dog.

In case youre phone dies they can still hear you.

svayambhu108's picture

The new Iphone has 2 batteries now, one for you and one for evesdropping 

Common_Law's picture

They're injectable because surgery is expensive.

And if it's only 4oz + Iraq really did have lots of wmds

unsafe-space-time's picture

You think about them too? I wish all women were like you.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

Thanks. I wish they were too. I'm anathema because I don't spout the Team Girl mantra. It can be lonely sometimes.

Men tend to be rugged individualists. They conquer their fear early and and are more comfortable striving off on their own without a support network. Believe me, this is very difficult for women to do and it takes a lot of evolution for us to get there. We are tempted to use shaming and manipulation which is our dark side. If unchecked, women become fat spiders hiding in a corner, engorged on the fluids of others. Hillary is an example of this.

C.S. Lewis wrote a wonderful book called Til We Have Faces which is the best book I read about the dilemma of women. I was shocked a man could have such insight but I learned his wife Joy helped him with it. He considered it his greatest work. I read it at 16 and it changed my life.


cherry picker's picture


I cannot agree.  Ever been near a woman when her better half or child is attacked or threatened.  :)

Watch out, hell hath no fury.

In my day I've seen a lot of woman go to the wall for something they really feel strong about.  Don't sell your gender short. :)

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

You remind me when a military dog trainer visited our school. He showed us how he trained the dogs to work in pairs during hostage situations. I asked him why all his dogs were male. He looked a bit uncomfortable but explained female dogs will not naturally go on the offense in situations like this. However, when their "family " is threatened they will defend them to the death.

It kind of reminded me of myself. I defend my own.


Cloud9.5's picture

Wow, if four ounces is the threshold, a single 20 mm round is a weapon of mass destruction.

dietrolldietroll's picture

Mass destruction lol. It's a stick of dynamite.

chiswickcat's picture

Stick of dynamite? It’s just a piece of pipe with a few match head scrapings in it. Made them all the time as a kid. BOOOM!!! “That was great, let’s make a bigger one!” KA-BOOOOM!!!

Professor Fate's picture

I'm turning myself in.  It would appear that as a kid in the late 50's and 60's, I never went out to play without a "weapon of mass destruction" or two in my pockets.  I've decided to turn all my friends in as well.  Sick bastards all.  

Fate the Magnificent
"Push the Button, Max"

logicalman's picture

Back in the late 60s - early 70s we used to get up to all sorts of noisy chemistry.

Nitrogen Triiodide is fun but very dangerous. Not practical for any real use though, due to its sensitivity.

Carbon - Sulphur - NaNO3 was always a favourite.

Fulminate of mercury and silver - the former being more powerful - were good too.

Just for fun, sodium or potassium thrown in a pond takes some beating!


spdrdr's picture

Yes!  Bolt-bombs were my thing as a kid.  Screw together two 1/2 inch UNC bolts with the one nut, after filling with match-head scrapings.  Tie a rag on one bolt head for trajectory balancing, and throw off the nearest railway bridge!

Fun times...

Eyes Opened's picture

Heh... sometimes the damn things would "blow up" whilst tightening the bolts a little bit too much... frightened the shit outta us kids ...  lol

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

Lol.  Not even that.  Mexicans use more explosive for the dynamite festival.  

cherry picker's picture

I guess anyone accused of having a firecracker is screwed.

Dang, all these women and guys, literrally hundreds of them making accusations against a whole slew of people for acts comitted 20 or 30 or 40 years ago.

That Moore fellow is fighting back and two of his accusers are really questionable.

I'm thinking in the good old USA guilty beyond a reasonable doubt don't hold water anymore.

All that is needed is a pointing finger and life is pretty much done.

How did the country sink that low?

shovelhead's picture

Just good clean politics. Shoot a shit torpedo and hope it hits.

Mylifedependsonit's picture

I've been thinking the same thing. A person doesn't need to be convicted in court anymore. All it takes to destroy a person is an accusation, true or untrue, and your life is fucked. 

Don't get me wrong, watching Hollywood eat themselves has been more entertaining than going to a Tommy Lee Jones movie. 

historian40's picture

That's because the antichrist jews run the US and its fake "justice system".  In Talmudic "justice", all it takes is one accuser, and the Pharisaical judge can find you guilty.

shovelhead's picture

I wonder if that neighbor he was planning to use it on was a lawn mower.

Korprit_Phlunkie's picture

we better close down home depot. they are a weapons bazaar