US citizen on no-fly list detained after cruise
Monday, September 12, 2011
McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- An Oregon man who traveled by train and boat from the West Coast to England because of his apparent placement on the no-fly list has been detained in Great Britain.
Michael Migliore, a 23-year-old Muslim convert, tried unsuccessfully for months to fly to Italy, where he planned to live with his mother.
Migliore says he was told he is on the no-fly list, though U.S. officials refuse to confirm it. He believes he's on the list because he refused to cooperate with FBI agents who wanted to question him after an acquaintance was charged in a plot to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland.
He ended up taking a trans-Atlantic cruise that arrived in England Tuesday. His mother says British police called her and said he'd been arrested.