Former NC Police Chief Detained At JFK For 90 Minutes

Former NC Police Chief Detained At JFK For 90 Minutes

10:50am Mar 20, 2017
Former Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden. Photo courtesy of the Greenville Police Department.

Former Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden says he's disappointed with his country of 42 years after he was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Aden says he was detained March 13 on a return trip from Paris. He says that while he supports the officers of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, he believes his 90-minute detention was unreasonable.

In a Facebook post, Aden says a customs officer told him that his name "was used as an alias by someone on some watch list."

The 52-year-old Aden says he became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of 10 when he was an Italian citizen.

He now works as a law enforcement consultant, and lives in Alexandria, VA.

Customs and Border Patrol officials didn't immediately comment.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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