Another Nigerian man arrested in new disturbance on Detroit flight

Last Updated: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 11:24

Washington: A Nigerian man was reportedly arrested by authorities at the Detroit airport from a North West airplane from Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon following complaints from fellow passengers that he became verbally disruptive and barricaded himself in the bathroom.
Several police vehicles and a police command unit have surrounded the plane at Detroit`s Metro Airport after the pilot requested emergency help.

The plane was having the same flight number as that involved in the Christmas Day incident when a terror suspect unsuccessfully tried to blow it up mid-air.

Metro Airport spokesman John Witner said there was a report of suspicious activity on the Delta-Northwest flight 253 from Amsterdam.

Flight crew requested that law enforcement meet the aircraft after a passenger on the plane became verbally disruptive, said Delta spokeswoman, Susan Elliott.

A law enforcement official said the man was Nigerian and had locked himself in the airliner`s bathroom, the MSNBC news channel reported.

All 257 passengers and 12 crew have been evacuated after the flight landed safely in Detroit at 12:34 pm local time.

Officials said President Barack Obama has been informed about the incident.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 11:24

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