Judge orders medication for man in 9/11 case at KCI

Anthony Falco
Anthony Falco

A man charged with disrupting Kansas City air travel on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 should be forcibly medicated to make him competent for trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah Hays heard evidence last month that Anthony Falco suffers from schizophrenia and refuses to take medication.

Prosecutors asked that he be forced to take the drugs so he can go to trial.

Federal authorities arrested Falco on Sept. 11, 2011, after he refused to allow security personnel at Kansas City International Airport to search his luggage and made remarks that the screeners took to be threatening.