May 13th, 2013
07:13 PM ET

Passport, pressure cooker problematic for traveler

By Todd Sperry

A Saudi man is jailed in Detroit following his arrest over the weekend by authorities who alleged he altered his passport and was not truthful about why he had a pressure cooker in his luggage.

According to a criminal complaint, Al Kwawahir Hussain reportedly could not explain to U.S. Customs officers at Detroit Metropolitan airport why pages were missing from his Saudi passport on Saturday.

He told them only his family had access to it and he kept it locked in a box, and that he was planning on visiting his nephew, according to the court filing.

During followup security screening, customs officers discovered a pressure cooker in his luggage.

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