|If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.|
||Thread Tools||Display Modes|
Man Arrested in Airport Knife Attempt
Man arrested in airport knife scare
A man with a one-way ticket to Yemen attempted to board a plane with a
knife hidden in a book, authorities said.
Mohammed Ghanem, 21, of Hamtramck, was jailed Saturday on $500,000
after being arraigned on a charge of possessing a weapon in the sterile
area of an airport.
Ghanem was arrested Thursday at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after
Transportation Security Administration officers detected the knife
"artfully concealed" in the book, airport spokesman Michael Conway
Someone had carved out the inside of the book and placed the knife
inside it, said Ghanem's attorney, Nabih Ayad.
"He said he didn't know where the knife came from," Ayad told the
Detroit Free Press.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison.
Ghanem was born in Yemen, a republic bordering Saudi Arabia whose 18
million residents are primarily Muslim. He is now a legal permanent
resident of the United States and was returning to Yemen to get
married, Ayad said.
Ghanem works as a busboy and lives in Hamtramck with family members,
but he had a one-way ticket to Yemen, authorities said.
Copyright © 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The
information contained in the AP News report may not be published,
broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without the prior written
authority of The Associated Press.
Copyright © 2006 Yahoo! Inc. All rights reserved.
Questions or Comments
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|From janitors to managers, Miami airport employees are watching you||Chuck Whealton||Air travel||28||September 14th, 2006 02:47 AM|
|New Madrid Barajas Airport opens Feb 5, 2006||[email protected]||Air travel||0||January 25th, 2006 05:42 AM|
|The Idiocy of Federal Airport Security||### Tired Of Spam ###||Air travel||5||August 17th, 2005 02:00 PM|
|Time for Dallas airfares to come down||MrPepper11||Air travel||52||December 12th, 2004 11:27 PM|
|Toronto Pearson (YYZ) airport bus improvement||Mark Brader||USA & Canada||16||August 3rd, 2004 02:36 AM|