Possible Highjack Attempt

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HOUSTON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - An American Airlines (AMR) jet bound for Dallas returned to Houston Intercontinental Airport shortly after takeoff on Wednesday because of what an airlines spokesman called a security incident on board.
An FBI spokesman told a Houston television station there may have been an attempted hijacking on board.
It appears to be an attempted hijacking, but I do not have that confirmed, FBI agent Robert Doguim told KHOU-TV in Houston.
News reports said passengers reported seeing two men in the cabin with what appeared to be a weapon, possibly a folding knife. The reports said the men were taken into custody.
American spokesman Gus Whitcomb told Reuters that two U.S. air marshalls were on the flight, as were four crew members and 50 passengers.
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[P][A href=http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/020911/airlines_american_incident_2.html][/A][FONT size=2][FONT face=Arial]Better be safe than sorry, however, the suspected weapon was just a [STRONG]folding comb[/STRONG][/FONT].[/FONT][/P]
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