Advertisement

U.S. Envoy Detained in Cyprus Over Gun in Hand Luggage

From Reuters

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.


Advertisement
Advertisement