TSA Officer Arrested; Accused Of Making Terrorist Threat
The TSA officer was accused of making a terrorist threat to employees at Houston Intercontinental Airport.
Jeno Mouton, of Houston, allegedly told a TSA supervisor that “he would rather vent than to come back and shoot up the place,” according to an arrest affidavit.
Investigators said Mouton, who is a long-time employee, allegedly made the comment while he was on-duty and working in the capacity of a TSA officer.
His supervisor told police she spoke with Mouton several minutes after he made the initial statement and said Mouton refused to recant it, then went on to repeat it several more times during their conversation…
Then on Jan. 29, a TSA worker reported that she saw Mouton on the secure side of the Bush Airport terminal in plain clothes.
Mouton’s supervisors said they were concerned that Mouton posed a threat because he came back to the airport after being warned to stay away, and noted that he has a current Texas concealed handgun license.
Mouton faces a felony terroristic threat charge and was jailed with a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 7.