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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:22 AM
struggle4progress (80,381 posts)
12. Ohio woman Shoshana Hebshi tells of detention after removal from plane (14 Sept 12)
Housewife, 35, questioned by FBI after fellow passenger thought she looked suspicious on 9/11 anniversary flight
Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles
Wednesday 14 September 2011 14.50 EDT
... Hebshi, who lives in a suburb of Toledo, Ohio, was travelling from Denver to Detroit, thinking the September 11 anniversary would be a less busy day to fly. When an unidentified fellow passenger expressed alarm at the time her neighbours in row 12 were spending in the toilet, the pilot alerted the control tower, which alerted the entire national security establishment ...
At first, Hebshi was not told why she was being held, despite her repeated questions. The FBI arrived, ordered a full body search and quizzed her on every aspect of her relatively mundane life: her travels to Venezuela in 2001, her journalism training, her marriage, and her six-year-old twins. When it became clear she was blameless, she was released.
"It's 9/11 and people are seeing ghosts," one FBI agent told her. "They are seeing things that aren't there." He said they had to respond to the report of suspicious behaviour, "and this is what the reaction looks like" ...
Hebshi was told by the FBI that hers was one of dozens of similar episodes that occurred the same day. She was also told about an incident last December when agents spent six hours interviewing every passenger on a plane before letting them go ...
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