'Disruptive' Amsterdam-to- Detroit Passenger Arrested

Cops meet Northwest flight; route is the same as in Christmas incident
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2009 2:01 PM CST
Updated Dec 27, 2009 2:20 PM CST
'Disruptive' Amsterdam-to- Detroit Passenger Arrested
Emergency vehicles surround Northwest Airlines flight 253 as it sits on the tarmac after requesting emergency help at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulas, Mich., Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Police met a Northwest flight from Amsterdam to Detroit today after the crew reported a "verbally disruptive" passenger, CNN reports. The flight was on the same route that saw a Nigerian passenger set himself on fire in an attempted terrorist attack Friday. The unruly passenger on today's flight, who was arrested shortly after the plane landed, is also Nigerian, the AP reports.

"The pilot requested emergency assistance upon arrival," said an airport spokesman. The other 255 passengers and the crew deplaned, according to a rep for Delta, Northwest's parent company. The aircraft is still on airport property but was moved far from the terminals, and it has been swarmed by security personnel, who are searching it for evidence.
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