DENVER (AP) — A United Airlines plane bound from Denver to California returned to the gate before takeoff after a man complained about three other passengers.

Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson says United Airlines Flight 593 was supposed to be headed to Santa Ana, Calif. But it returned to the gate at Denver International Airport before takeoff around 10 p.m. Thursday. Law enforcement officials met the plane at the gate.

Three men whose actions were reportedly suspicious and the male passenger who complained were taken off the plane and questioned separately. Authorities did not say what the man found suspicious.

No arrests were made. All four were released early Friday.

Jackson says the pilot returned to the gate after receiving the complaint. United spokesman Charlie Hobart says the airline cooperated with authorities.

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Comments (12)
  1. Side of Fries says:

    Some paranoid racist didn’t like the looks of three swamis?

  2. Robert Chandler says:

    Good they made the complainer get off the plane too…Suspicious behavior…sounds like they feared Taliban was on board….please.

    Muslims have a right to live in America too! And I am Catholic and I know this.

    1. derek says:

      where in the report does it say they were Muslim?

  3. Robert Chandler says:

    lol Funny joke

    1. judo-cide says:


  4. CBSDebbie says:

    This says a lot about TSA! Either the guy compaining was paranoid or TSA didn’t do their job. After body scans and feel ups no one else thought these guys were a problem?

  5. drozone69 says:

    drug test the whining baby.have him pay for the 3 people inconvienanced.never sell his paranoid ass a ticket again.

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