TSA detaining Puerto Rican nationalist leader?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, May 6, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Puerto Rican Nationalist leader reportedly was denied the purchase of an airline ticket at SJU, at which point TSA showed up & detained him and allegedly refuse to explain his detention:

    From metro.pr, Spanish in:

    El líder del Partido Nacionalista, Francisco Torres, se encuentra detenido el lunes en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín sin que se conozca la razón para su detención.

    Según Torres, empleados de la Administración de Seguridad en el Transporte (TSA, por sus siglas en inglés), lo detuvieron en el punto de cotejo de seguridad del Aeropuerto cuando pretendía abordar un vuelo a Nueva Orleans.

    Aseguró que la agencia federal no autorizó su salida del país y al momento está detenido en el lugar sin que le hayan presentado fundamentos para el procedimiento.

    Googlish out:

    Nationalist Party leader, Francisco Torres, is being held on Monday at the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport without knowing the reason for his arrest.

    According to Torres, employees Security Administration (TSA, for its acronym in English), was arrested at the point of matching up the Airport while attempting to board a flight to New Orleans.

    He said the federal agency authorized to leave the country and when you are arrested on the spot without having been presented rationale for the procedure.​

    From WAPA, Spanish in:

    El presidente del Partido Nacionalista Puertorriqueño, Francisco Paco Torres, denunció que se encuentra varado en el Aeropuerto Internacional Luis Muñoz Marín en Isla Verde porque, según denunció, agentes del TSA lo mantienen detenido sin explicación alguna.

    Una fuente de Noticentro, explicó que Torres le indicó que fue a comprar un boleto para viajar a New Orleans, cuando la agencia de viajes se negó a vendérselo y acto seguido llegaron los agentes.

    Aunque anteriormente los agentes federales habían intervenido con él, esta es la primera vez que le impiden comprar un boleto, aseguró la fuente de Noticentro.

    Googlish out:

    The president of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, Francisco Paco Torres, denounced found stranded on the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in Isla Verde because, as reported, they keep TSA agents stopped without explanation.

    A Noticentro source explained that Torres was told to buy a ticket to travel to New Orleans, where the travel agency refused to sell it and immediately came the agents.

    Although federal agents had previously spoken with him, this is the first time that keep you from buying a ticket, the source of Noticentro.​

    Puerto Ricans are supposed to enjoy the same rights and privileges as the rest of us as long as Puerto Rico is administered by the U.S. So much for our freedom to travel! :eek: :td:
     
  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Was he arrested for trying to buy a ticket or when trying to enter the checkpoint?
     

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