Feds seek to forcibly medicate defendant for trial - KMOV.com

Feds seek to forcibly medicate defendant for trial

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to order the forced medication of a man accused of bringing fake explosives into Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Anthony Falco was detained Sept. 11, 2011, after baggage screeners noticed something suspicious in a carry-on bag and asked to take a look. Falco refused, and a bomb squad later determined the items in the bags were not explosives.

Falco has twice been found incompetent to stand trial, but has not been deemed a danger to himself or others. That means he can't be involuntarily committed, but he's also unfit to stand trial.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled judges can order a defendant to be involuntarily medicated, but only under certain circumstances.

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