[thechat] NY tourists - no excitement please

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Sun Jul 21 17:03:00 CDT 2002

Guess it's not safe to be an excited tourist in New York any more. :(



PARAMUS (NEW JERSEY): It came as a shock when the 20 year old, Samyuktha
Verma, Malayalam movie star saw police officers rush onto her plane shortly
after it had landed on Tuesday night at New York's LaGuardia Airport and
make a beeline for her family.

The Vermas' excitement over seeing the New York skyline and the Statue of
Liberty for the first time and the seat-switching, finger-pointing and
exclamations in a foreign tongue so alarmed one passenger that she alerted
a flight attendant, fearing the group might be terrorists.

Two F-16 fighter jets escorted the Boeing 757 to the runway. Verma and her
family were taken off the plane and questioned for four hours until
authorities were satisfied they were nothing more than exuberant tourists.


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Madhu Menon
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