U.S. Envoy Detained in Cyprus Over Gun in Hand Luggage
A U.S. diplomat was detained briefly at Larnaca airport Friday when he tried to board a British Airways flight to London with a pistol in his hand luggage, Cypriot security sources said.
The diplomat, whose name was not revealed, was described by the sources as a security expert accredited to Lebanon, who arrived in Cyprus two days ago after a two-month tour in Beirut.
He was allowed to leave on the flight after depositing his gun with the British captain.