Sources tell Fox 2 that a flight from Amsterdam into Detroit Metropolitan Airport was held on the tarmac after landing because of unruly behavior by some of the passengers.
The source says four men from Saudi Arabia were saying something in Arabic that alarmed four on-board Federal Air Marshals. The Marshals speak Arabic. A decision was made to stop the plane on the tarmac away from the passenger terminal and remove the men from the plane.
Once the men were removed, the rest of passengers were then taken to the terminal for deboarding.
The Transportation Security Administration says the unruly passengers were interviewed by Customs and Border Protection officials.
But the TSA says the passengers were released and no arrests were made.
Delta Air Lines spokeswoman Susan Elliott says the crew of Northwest Flight 243 requested that authorities meet the plane Tuesday after it landed because four passengers didn’t follow their instructions. She says nobody was injured but wouldn’t describe what the passengers were doing.
This is too much, too close...people, is there any doubt something is going on? My bet, and I'm not entirely sure why, is that this is a distraction. Don't quote me on that, but I can't help but consider it, because they know we are on guard and are increasing the incidences. That smacks of deliberation, and I can't help but feel that we are being set up for something that won't come from airplanes. If I'm wrong, I'll cheerfully admit it...well, not so cheerfully, 'cause if I'm wrong that still means something is going to happen involving planes. But at least we'll know that their days of subtlety are over.
And why do they keep releasing them after "alarming" behavior? What would it hurt to have them cooling their heels in the big house for a while? 'Cause I think it might indeed hurt to have their heels out and about with the rest of us!
Could someone puhleeze invite these guys to a White House dinner? We all know how easy it is to get in there without credentials, citizenship, or a clear criminal record!