Five Men Detained After Dallas Flight, Later Released

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Five men detained after an American Airlines
flight landed at Newark Liberty International Airport pose no
threat and were released, an FBI spokesman said.

Authorities said the men - identified only as four Angolan
military personnel and an Israeli - were traveling back to their
home countries.

They had been attending helicopter training school in Texas.

A federal marshal on the plane notified authorities at Newark
Liberty about the men's suspicious behavior.

Airport authorities took the men into custody soon after the
plane landed around mid-afternoon.

After being questioned by authorities, the men were released
around 6 p.m.

The plane was carrying 121 passengers and five crew members. All
other passengers had been released.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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