Feb. 03--A Houston TSA employee has been accused of making a threatening statement in late January while he was on duty at Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Jeno Vernelli Mouton, 35, is charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, in connection with an incident Jan. 25, according to county documents filed in the case. He is free on $5,000 bond.
"It is an allegation at this point," said Shanna M. Hennigan, Mouton's attorney. "We will investigate the claim. We look forward to clearing up this situation and resolving it."
According to the documents, Mouton told a TSA supervisor that he would rather vent than come back and shoot up the place. He allegedly made the statement while he was on duty at a TSA checkpoint in Terminal C.
Officials did not release details about what led to the statement.
The documents state a human resources manager told Mouton on Jan. 27 not return to the airport or any other TSA facility. However, the document states, a TSA worker saw Mouton in the terminal in a secured area on Jan. 28. He was in plain clothes.
Mouton, the documents continue, has a license to carry a concealed handgun.
TSA officials could not be reached for comment.
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