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Unruly Passengers Disrupt Northwest Flight 243

Updated: Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010, 3:56 PM EST

Published : Tuesday, 12 Jan 2010, 2:15 PM EST

Dennis Kraniak

MyFoxDetroit.com – Sources tell Fox 2 that a flight from Amsterdam into Detroit Metropolitan Airport was held on the tarmac after landing because of unruly behavior by some of the passengers.

The source says five men from Saudi Arabai were saying something in Arabic that alarmed four on-board Federal Air Marshals. The Marshals speak Arabic.  A decision was made to stop the plane  on the tarmac away from the passenger terminal and remove the men from the plane. 

Once the men were removed, the rest of passengers were then taken to the terminal for deboarding.

The men are in currently in custody at Metro Airport and being questioned by federal authorities.

Fox 2 has a crew at Metro Airport and more information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

The flight had four air marshals?

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