Incident on Northwest Flight 'Nonserious': Feds

Detroit-bound Nigerian passenger not believed to be a threat: feds
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2009 3:34 PM CST
Northwest Airlines Flight 253 sits on the tarmac after requesting emergency help at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

(Newser) – After two security alerts in 3 days on the same Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, officials now say today's incident was "nonserious." The behavior of a passenger who spent an hour in the bathroom alarmed the crew, but he does not appear to be dangerous, reports CNN. Like the man arrested after Friday's incident—who was discharged from the hospital today—the "verbally disruptive" passenger on today's flight is Nigerian, the AP reports.

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