They were chanting “Allah, Allah, Allah,” as they were led away from the plane. “6 Passengers Pulled From U.S. Air Flight in Twin Cities After Crew Sees ‘Suspicious Activity,'” from AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
MINNEAPOLIS “” Six passengers of Middle Eastern decent were removed from a US Airways flight Monday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and taken for questioning by police, an airport spokesman said.
The passengers had just boarded US Airways flight 300, bound for Phoenix, when crew members “saw suspicious activity” by the men and called airport police, said the spokesman, Pat Hogan. Police escorted the men off the plane and took them to be questioned, he said.
And from “Federal investigators questioning six Middle Eastern men removed from flight at MSP,” from KSTP.com (thanks again to all who sent this in):
Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the men were chanting ‘Allah, Allah, Allah,’ as they were transported down the jetway.
Late Monday, federal investigators were still trying to determine exactly who the men are. One source tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that the men said that they were in town for the weekend for a religious conference.