Wednesday, September 26, 2007

6 Syrians detained on flight from Cuba

6 Syrians detained on flight from Cuba
Tue Sep 25, 1:46 PM ET

PANAMA CITY, Panama - Panama's National Police said Tuesday they
detained six Syrian passengers after they approached the cockpit of a
Copa Airlines flight from Cuba to Panama.

The Syrians were detained for "suspicious behavior" and were being held
at Panama's international airport after the airplane landed safely
Tuesday, said National Police Director Rolando Mirones.

"The crew noticed suspicious behavior from those who approached the
cockpit, apparently with the intention of opening the door," Mirones said.

He said the suspects did not act violently in any way.

Copa Airlines is Panama's national carrier.

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