The Times Square jihadist, Faisal Shahzad, was arrested while trying to flee to Dubai. “Three passengers taken off New York-Dubai flight,” from AFP, May 4 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
DUBAI (AFP) – Emirates Airlines said on Tuesday that three passengers were removed from a New York-Dubai flight, after US officials said a suspect in an attempted New York bombing was arrested trying to fly to Dubai.
“Emirates can confirm that its flight EK 202 (from New York to Dubai on May 3)… was called back by the local authorities prior to departure. Three passengers were removed from the flight,” the airline said in a statement.
“Full security procedures were activated, including the deplaning of all passengers and a thorough screening of the aircraft, passengers, and baggage. Emirates is cooperating with the local authorities,” it said.
US officials said earlier that a Pakistani-American suspect in an attempted car bombing on Saturday in New York’s Times Square was arrested while trying to flee on flight from New York to Dubai….