A Saudi Arabian man was arrested in Detroit after authorities said he made a false statement about why he brought a pressure cooker with him on a flight from Amsterdam, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney in Detroit said on Monday. […]
Authorities said he initially said he brought the cooker with him for his nephew, who is a university student in Toledo, Ohio. He later changed that story and was arrested on suspicion of making a false statement, the spokeswoman said.
This is the second case of this kind in a week. On Friday, local media reported that a Saudi student in Michigan has been interrogated by the FBI after he was seen carrying a pressure cooker outside his house. Two pressure cookers were used in the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, killing three people and injuring 264.