Skip to comments.Report: Traveler From Saudi Arabia Arrested With Pressure Cooker at Detroit Airport
Posted on 05/13/2013 5:45:22 PM PDT by Nachum
A traveler from Saudian Arabia was reportedly arrested after arriving at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker. On Saturday, Hussain Al Kwawahir, who flew from Saudi Arabia through Amsterdam, allegedly told authorities that he was in the U.S. to visit his nephew who attends the University of Toledo.
But The Detroit News also claims that he will be arraigned on Monday in federal court for purportedly lying to a Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker and for allegedly using an altered passport.
When asked about the passport, which had a missing page, Al Kwawahir apparently told authorities that he did not know how the section was removed. As for the pressure cooker, when he was asked why it was in his baggage, he purportedly said that he brought it for his nephew, as the devices are not available for sale in the United States (however, they are both available and common here).
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Was it a registered pressure cooker?
Even Arabs aren’t this stupid ... are they?
well, his story smells of bs.
Pressure cookers? I brought mine from Europe, but seriously, don’t they sell them here?
Oh, yes they do!
Dry run to see if he could board the plan with a bomb. He boarded but was unable to deplane, which would not matter when you deplane over the Atlantic.
This article is bizarre. You can still legally buy pressure cookers in the US so why “smuggle” one in??? Besides, Detroit is a war zone as it is — no one needs to blow it up.
of course they do, and you can buy online I would think, as well. this guy must be a total moron, or a diversion.
American canner makes the best pressure canner.
He was arrested for pages missing from his passport and lying to immigration.
you cant be serious broadcasting you own a pressure cooker next youll be telling us you have guns
I remember hearing that their stupidity catches them.
The first time they tried to destroy the World Trade Towers the guy who’d rented the car where the bombs were placed, ended up going back to the rental place to get back his deposit. (By then, the police had tracked the ID of the car...)
Yeah, but then again, we’ve made ourselves so STUPID that the guy who flew into the WTC successfully actually had told a loan official that he was going to destroy the building and she was afraid of ‘profiling’ and let it go....
How’s that go again? “There is none so blind as one who WILL NOT SEE.”
How many of us can honestly say that we haven’t travelled internationally with pages missing from our passports and a pressure cooker in our checked baggage. It could happen to anyone. And the fact that he was travelling from the Middle East, shortly after the attack in Boston? Well just a coincidence I’m sure. Pure simple bad luck - could happen to anyone.
I’m just a compulsive over-sharer.
i think you will be ok the justice department is pretty busy over at the ap right now
And with baggage fees now days, it is cheaper to ship ahead or buy stuff when you get to your destination. Just weird.
Even if this guy was telling the truth.
Our pressure cookers aren’t good enough for him?
I have often heard that Detroit is considered Beirut on the Lake by your people.
I figured that I would enjoy hang-ging out on the beach and cooking up some kifta kabob in the pressure cooker. Perhaps there is an outlet on the beach. Who knows?
Is that so wrong?