Former AA Flight Attendant Accused in Terror Threats

By Lita Beck
|  Friday, Jul 23, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 PM CDT
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Former AA Flight Attendant Accused in Terror Threats

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A former American Airlines flight attendant threatened to provide terrorists with safety secrets, a New York newspaper reported Friday.

A former American Airlines flight attendant threatened to provide terrorists with safety secrets, a New York newspaper reported Friday.

According to federal court papers, Rodney Lorenzo allegedly mailed threatening letters in 2008 to the airline's corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, the New York Daily News reported.

The letters said the author sent information from American Airlines' safety and security manual to 25 Muslim charity organizations, the newspaper said, citing the criminal complaint in the case.

He also made threats against employees and enclosed graphic and violent photos, the newspaper reported.

According to the complaint, the airline fired Lorenzo after he threw a coffee pot at a co-worker during a flight.

The New York Post reported that Lorenzo was accused of threatening the co-worker after his dismissal.

Lorenzo has been charged with making terrorist threats and is free on a $50,000 bond.

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