DETROIT (WWJ) – A woman says she was taken off an airplane in handcuffs, strip-searched and interrogated by authorities in Michigan on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks “simply because” of her appearance.
Shoshana Hebshi says she was one of three people escorted off a plane in handcuffs from a Denver-to-Detroit Frontier Airlines flight. The 35-year-old mother from a Toledo suburb says they didn’t know each other but were in the same row.
Hebshi says the men were Indian and describes herself as half-Arabic, half-Jewish, with dark complexion.
Two F-16 fighter jets escorted the plane after its crew reported suspicious activity. After the FBI questioned the three and released them.