Terror Suspect Arrested at O'Hare

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    Chicago Police

    Terror at the airport?

    A man wanted for alleged terror threats was arrested at O'Hare Airport Thursday night, police said.

    Ismail Alqawasmi, 36, of Richfield, Minn., is in police custody after being arrested at 8 p.m. at O'Hare, according to police. He is wanted on a warrant from Minnesota.

    Alqawasmi flew into the United States from Amman, Jordan, on Royal Jordanian airlines.  A customs official conducting a name check found an active warrant from Wright County in Buffalo, Minn, for "terroristic threats."

    No details about the threats were available.

    Officials searched Alqawasmi and retrieved a Jordanian passport, which is being held by U.S. Customs, according to police.

    Alqawasmi was expected to appear before a judge later Friday and the matter will be turned over to Minnesota authorities.