August 27, 2008

Man Detained At Airport Still In Federal Custody

A man detained at the San Antonio International Airport Tuesday remains in federal custody.

The man, who officials say is from India, was stopped for going through security with several suspicious electronic devices.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the 36-year-old man is still in federal custody, and his immigration status is in question.

Airport officials became suspicious when the man tried going through an security checkpoint with an MP3 player, wrapped in tape and batteries, and connected with wires to another electronic device. Officials said they also checked his flight itinerary and found he'd booked 3 one-way flights.

Wednesday, I.C.E. released a statement to News 4, saying in part:

"Aliens who are unlawfully present in the United States are processed for deportation or given a judicial hearing before the appropriate judicial authority, depending on the individual circumstances."

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