Canada Schedules Hearing For Man US Requested Detained On Mexico-Bound Flight
June 1, 2010
Abdirahman Ali Gaal was on his way to Mexico City from Paris when his plane was redirected after denial of entering US airspace, and the plane was grounded in Montreal.
Authorities say that Ali Gaal had an unspecified warrant open for his arrest, and he is being called a “person of interest” by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.
The other passengers were screened and allowed to take off once again.
Canada will be conducting a hearing on Wednesday, where it will be determined if he is a flight risk or a danger to others of himself, both of which are the only reasons they will be able to hold him for further detainment.