Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Illinois student not allowed to board plane at Lambert

A college student told News 4 he was not allowed to board a plane at Lambert International Airport. He said later he was investigated by the F.B.I.

Federal agents refuse to say why they questioned the man over the weekend. The student said he believes he was a victim of discrimination.

Alfred Komolafe spent months preparing for his trip to New York. He was planning to participate in the Mock United Nations delegation with 15 classmates from the University of Illinois-Springfield, but when he tried to get his boarding pass, he was detained.

Komolafe was interviewed by KMOV-TV St. Louis in a report that aired on March 30, 2010.

Watch the story on KMOV's website