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Sounds as if Petera has been arrested again.|
Read the article and see if you can guess what gave him away:
Terror alert as Qatari passenger lights up on US plane
Telegraph 08 Apr 2010
A passenger on a United Airlines flight from Washington to Denver sparked a security alert after he was apparently caught smoking in the toilet and made a remark that was perceived as a threat.
Officials said the man, identified by ABC News as Mohammed al Modadi, was subdued by plain clothes air marshals on United Airlines flight 663 after officials suspected he was attempting to "light his shoes on fire" and detonate explosives.
United Airlines Flight 663, carrying 157 passengers and six crew, from Washington's Reagan National Airport landed safely in Denver about 9pm EDT (0100 GMT) after two F-16 fighter jets intercepted the Boeing 757 aircraft, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command responsible for safeguarding US airspace.
"It looks like the individual in question was perhaps smoking in the lavatory and might have made an unfortunate remark" when confronted by airline personnel, a US official said.
US officials have been on heightened alert and have ramped up security substantially since Christmas Day last year after a Nigerian man tried but failed to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit with a bomb hidden in his underwear.
ABC News, citing federal law enforcement officials, had reported earlier that US air marshals subdued a Qatari man who authorities said tried to "light his shoes on fire" on the flight, sparking fears of another attack.
CNN said no explosives were found on board and identified the man as a mid-level Qatari diplomat. When asked why he was in the toilet so long, he "said something about 911 being a false flag black op orchestrated by the CIA / NWO / the Jews /The Rothschilds / White Anglos/ and was an inside job with no planes ," the network reported.
US officials could not confirm that report. The plane was surrounded by security vehicles when it arrived at Denver International Airport.
"Law enforcement and TSA have responded to the scene and the passenger is currently in custody," the Transportation Security Administration said in a statement. "All steps are being taken to ensure the safety of the travelling public."
The US authorities have been increasingly edgy about air-borne terrorism after a Nigerian man was arrested for trying to set off explosives hidden in his underwear on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day.
In December 2001, Richard Reid, a self-confessed member of al-Qaeda, was subdued on a trans-Atlantic flight diverted to Boston. He had been attempting to detonate explosives hidden in his shoes. He pleaded guilty to eight counts related to terrorism and was sentenced to life in prison.
The tiny emirate of Qatar is a major US ally in the Middle East, and provided the major regional launch pad for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.