Missing Egyptian caught at O'Hare
Looks like the kid was just trying to get back to school.
|About 7:30 a.m. Thursday, El Ela approached one of the Delta gate desks in O'Hare's Terminal 3 and attempted to book himself on a flight to Bozeman, Mont., Bolger said, but his ticket was for a flight from New York to Bozeman on a different day.|
He wanted to exchange the ticket and "was acting in a strange, erratic behavior," Bolger said.
El Ela raised his voice with airline agents and told the woman to call the university to confirm he was a student there. The woman did, but a university representative told her to contact authorities immediately, Bolger said. At that point, the woman called the officer, and he soon arrived at the gate.
By that time, El Ela was "calm and cooperative," Bolger said. "He was kind of confused, and he talked in broken English."