A threat to blow up the Van Nuys Airport led federal authorities to arrest a Massachusetts man. Michael Smeagal allegedly sent a hand-written letter containing a bomb threat to the Valley airfield and other airports, CBS2 reported at its website. “We can confirm that we received a letter allegedly from Mr. Smeagal at Van Nuys Airport,” L.A. World Airports Police Chief George Centeno was quoted by CBS2. “We are cooperating with federal authorities in their investigation.” The letter sent to the Van Nuys Airport also mentioned actress Jodie Foster, to whom Smeagal has sent dozens of letters and packages before finally promising to stop, CBS2 reported. The FBI said Smeagal targeted airports because he believed they were connected to the Screen Actors Guild, which he feels had been making disparaging remarks about Foster, the station said.
Arrest In Bomb Threat To Van Nuys Airport