Sunday, January 3, 2010
FLASHBACK: Officials Claim Second Man Unrelated To Christmas Attack 
A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection now says that a man who was handcuffed and questioned by authorities on Christmas Day was a passenger on Northwest Airlines Flight 253  — just days after saying that person arrived to Detroit aboard a different flight.
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In a subsequent interview with MLive.com on Wednesday, Smith said the man was aboard a separate flight and that he was questioned for reasons unrelated to Flight 253. He added that passengers from various flights went through customs processing in one centralized location.
Kurt Haskell, who first gave his account last Saturday  of seeing a man being taken out of customs by authorities, posted a comment Wednesday  on MLive.com saying Smith was “playing the American public for a fool” by saying the handcuffed man was on a different flight.
Full story here.