LAX-To-London Flight Diverted to Boston Airport

Three Pakistani passengers were reported acting suspiciously, but nothing amiss was found and the three were released after questioning.


BOSTON (AP) -- A flight from Los Angeles to London was diverted to Boston early Tuesday after three Pakistani passengers were reported acting suspiciously, but nothing amiss was found and the three were released after questioning, authorities said.

Flight 934 landed at Logan International Airport just before 3 a.m. The three Pakistani citizens were taken into custody and questioned after other passengers complained that they were moving about the cabin, an FBI spokeswoman said.

''Some of the individuals were in first class and another was in coach,'' spokeswoman Gail Marcinkiewicz said, and they were walking between the two sections of the plane.

All three were later released and no charges were filed, she said. The three passengers were not identified.

''It's all being resolved,'' she said.

The three passengers were cleared to continue on to London's Heathrow Airport. Flight 934 was to depart Logan later Tuesday morning, airport spokesman Phil Orlandella said.

He said police searched the aircraft and found nothing suspicious.

State trooper Veronica Dalton said the three passengers had been ''acting suspiciously and making the passengers nervous.''

''The crew made the determination that they were going to land the plane in Boston,'' she said.

A call to a United Airlines spokesman was not immediately returned.

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