Two men were escorted off a United Airlines flight from St. Louis to Washington D.C. Sunday, September 11, after they identified themselves as Federal Air Marshals but failed to produce proper identification.
The incident was called into Biggovernment.com, right-wing activist Andrew Breitbart’s news site, by a passenger on the plane who claimed the men were acting strangely prior to take-off, spending a great deal of time in the bathroom.
All the passengers on the flight were taken off the plane and screened again and the luggage was also rescreened after the two Caucasian men were taken away.
“It took about an hour’s worth of searching,” passenger Ron Meyer, a conservative activist with the Young America Foundation, told Breitbart.tv editor Larry O’Connor.
In a strange twist of events, one of the men was seated next to Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, the Fox News host and the National Security Council member exposed for selling weapons to Iran during the Iran-Contra Scandal.
The TSA and Department of Homeland Security have not yet commented on the incident.