Men in Custody After Trying to Enter 148th

By KBJR News 1

October 6, 2011 Updated Oct 6, 2011 at 4:47 PM CST

Three men, including two from Honduras were arrested early Tuesday morning after trying to enter Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing.

Officials say security saw the three acting suspicious and requested their ID's, which were also suspicious in nature..

The two men from Honduras admitted to the US Border Patrol they were not US citizens, one of them was in the process of being deported prior to this arrest.

The third man was a US citizen with a felony warrant out on him from Texas.

Major Audra Flanagin the Wing Executive Officer at the 148th has never seen anything like this before.

"We do find that there's people interested in coming to the 148th maybe to look around or to see our airplanes who will inquire about coming in. That's a natural curiosity. Those people are declined and asked to leave but this type of situation is new to us"

The two men from Honduras will be turned over to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and deported back home.

The third man will be extradited to Texas where he faces felony charges.

Written for the web by: Zach Vavricka
zvavricka@northlandsnewscenter.com

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