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TSA Security Guard Charged As Terrorist. Was It Fair?

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A Transportation Security Administration officer was arrested after an incident at Terminal C of the Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Texas. Jeno Mouton, a Houston resident, was charged with making threats of terrorism after what he says was a passing comment made on January 25th.

Trying to commiserate about the frustrations of their job, Mouton told his supervisor that “he would rather vent than to come back and shoot up the place,” according to an arrest affidavit.

Mouton is a long-time employee and has never had any problems while on the job. His supervisor told investigators that he was asked to recant his statement, but he refused. Mouton said he didn’t believe he should repress feelings of frustration. That’s how he saw his comments, in any event. His supervisor didn’t agree.

Mouton’s supervisor reported Mouton to the human resources office manager. He was immediately told to leave and never to return to Bush Intercontinental Airport, or any other TSA offices or facilities, according to the affidavit related to this case.

On January 29th, however, Mouton returned to the airport. He was arrested on sight and now faces a felony “terroristic threat” charge. He is jailed on a $5,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on March 7.

(Article by Shante Wooten; image via PBSpot)

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