September 10, 2012
A 43-year-old New Orleans man has been charged with threatening to blow up a FEMA facility. Anthony Tucker Mendoza, according to a criminal complaint, called a Federal Emergency Management Agency call center Wednesday and told an employee he “was going to blow up the FEMA site located at 19868 Chef Menteur Highway in New Orleans . . . because a FEMA inspector lied to him regarding disaster assistance,” according to the office of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.
Mendoza told the inspector that “People will know I was there. I am going to blow FEMA up,” according to the complaint.
New Orleans police arrested Mendoza, who was placed in the custody of the Federal Protective Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey N. Knight is prosecuting the case being investigated by Federal Protective Service Inspectors.