Former Lafayette airport director won’t be charged

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – Lafayette Parish District Attorney Mike Harson says the former aviation director at Lafayette Regional Airport will not be charged with a crime for pointing a fake gun at an engineer after a disagreement in June.

Greg Roberts, who had worked at the airport for 21 years, resigned days after a June 11 incident with the engineer, when he reportedly went to his office desk after a meeting and pulled out the fake gun used in security training.

Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Matt Cruse, who placed Roberts on administrative leave and asked the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office to investigate the possible crime.

The Advocate reports the airport commission plans to conduct a national search for a director and have that person in the job by late fall.

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