AP source: 2nd Man Arrested on Jet in Detroit

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that a second
Nigerian man has been taken into custody aboard a jetliner in Detroit after locking himself in the airliner's bathroom.

A law enforcement official says the man removed from a Sunday flight to Detroit posed no security risk to the plane.

The official says the passenger was taken into custody after becoming verbally disruptive on landing. Subsequent interviews by investigators determined he was a businessman who became ill during the flight.

The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation and
therefore spoke on condition of anonymity.

A law enforcement official tells the AP that the incident took place aboard the same Northwest flight that was attacked on Christmas Day. The pilot of the Sunday flight requested emergency assistance upon arrival.

A Delta spokeswoman says all 256 passengers have been safely taken off the plane. Delta operates the Northwest flight.


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