Five Men Detained on Flight from DFW

5-6-06 - NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Five men detained after an American Airlines flight landed at Newark Liberty International Airport pose no
threat and were released, an FBI spokesman said.

Authorities said the men - identified only as four Angolan military personnel and an Israeli - were traveling back to their home countries.

They had been attending helicopter training school in Texas.

A federal marshal on the plane notified authorities at Newark Liberty about the men's suspicious behavior.

Airport authorities took the men into custody soon after the plane landed around midafternoon.

After being questioned by authorities, the men were released around 6 p.m.

The plane was carrying 121 passengers and five crew members. All
other passengers had been released.


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