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Cheney Moved Due to New Arrests at Airports

Friday, 14 September 2001 12:00 AM

Authorities detained seven men Thursday afternoon at John F. Kennedy International airport after they tried to board two flights without reservations, an airport security source told United Press International.

All three New York area airports were closed indefinitely Thursday as a result of the alert, just hours after they had re-opened following Tuesday's suicide hijacking attacks which destroyed the World Trade Center in New York, damaged the Pentagon, and left more than 5,000 people either dead or missing and feared dead.

The first group detained came to the United Airlines counter and insisted that all four be accommodated on the first available flight to Los Angeles, the source said.

They had tickets for a flight to Los Angeles on Sept. 11, which was cancelled after Tuesday's suicide hijacking attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

The woman at the counter told them she would not be able to accommodate them and that they should come later.

However, instead of complying, they attempted to get boarding passes at other counters.

This alarmed the airlines staff and they called police who took them away for interrogation.

The source said all four were of Arab appearance and spoke English with an Arabic accent.

The other group of three - described by the source as non-Arab Muslims - was detained in similar circumstances. They were trying to board an America West plane to Las Vegas, despite being warned that they could not be accommodated.

There were other reports of arrests and detentions at La Guardia. ABC News said that 10 men detained altogether, and that they were carrying knives, fake IDs and flight certificates from the Florida pilot school at which several of the suicide hijackers who struck Tuesday are believed to have trained.

Amid the new alert, Vice President Dick Cheney was moved to Camp David and the U.S. Secret Service closed streets and sidewalks surrounding the White House in what officials termed "ongoing security concerns." Copyright 2001 by United Press International. All rights reserved.

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