Twelve arrested after Northwest jet turns around - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Twelve arrested after Northwest jet turns around

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - A dozen passengers are now under arrest after their flight got a fighter jet escort back to the Amsterdam airport.

Dutch police say 12 people are in custody, though it's not immediately clear what the charges are.

A police spokesman also declined to say what nationalities they are. An American woman aboard the Northwest Airlines jet says she saw officers handcuff and remove several men who looked to be South Asian.

The flight had left the Netherlands heading for India, when authorities say the crew felt some passengers were acting suspiciously. No one will elaborate on that.

The jet turned around after crossing the German border and picked up a pair of Dutch warplanes that flew back to Amsterdam with it.

Officials say 149 passengers were aboard the plane.

Powered by Frankly