Twelve Arrested from NWA Amsterdam Flight (Developing)
Reuters: Twelve passengers have been arrested from the Northwest Airlines flight turned back to Amsterdam. (CNN Developing)
The story so far:
Two Dutch F-16 fighter jets escorted a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Mumbai, India, back to Amsterdam after several passengers aroused concern Wednesday, according to Dutch and U.S. authorities. Dutch authorities have detained 12 passengers, according to the Transportation Security Administration in Washington.
Flight 42 returned to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport after “a couple of passengers displayed behavior of concern,” according to Northwest Airlines. It is not clear what behavior sparked the response.
A team of U.S. federal air marshals was on board Wednesday’s flight and, along with the crew members, observed suspicious activity shortly after take-off, according to an unnamed U.S. government official. The official would not elaborate on the nature of the activity.
Not much to go on.