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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Missing Egyptian Student Arrested At O'Hare

Well, this is interesting...

Source: CBS2
(CBS) CHICAGO Chicago police on Thursday morning arrested one of the 11 Egyptian students who were wanted for failing to show up for an exchange program in Montana.

As CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports, it all started with some heated words at a ticket counter.

At 8 a.m., about four hours after heightened security restrictions went into effect following a foiled terror plot in Britain, a man at the Delta terminal at O’Hare International Airport tried to use a ticket to go to Bozeman, Montana, but his ticket was out of New York rather than Chicago, police Supt. Philip Cline said at a news conference.

A disturbance then ensued. “He was raising his voice for the level for the counter agent to call for the police officer to come over,” Cline said.

The man, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamed Abou El Ela, 22, was found to be one of the missing Egyptian students, Cline said.

”He was acting in a strange, erratic behavior, and the Delta supervisor and they went a little farther in their investigation with the ticket, and they discovered that he was one of the missing students that they were looking for,” said Chicago police officer Tim Bolger, who arrived at the scene.

“We get disturbances occasionally, but it’s not unusual for people to be a little irate at the ticket counter,” added Bolger.

The Delta supervisor contacted the university, who in turn told her to call the Chicago Police Department and the FBI, Bolger said.

“They say he was kind of fidgety, moving around and kind of talking in a loud voice, which caused for a little bit of alarm,” Bolger said.

What in the hell were these eleven! Egyptian students doing? Why have they been popping up in different towns all over the country? And why does our government insist on blowing happy puppies and kittens up our butt?
H/T Polipundit (it's in comments)

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