DETROIT, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- FBI agents have talked to a Michigan man who claims a man helped a terror suspect board a Detroit-bound jetliner in The Netherlands, his wife says.
Lori Haskell, of Newport, Mich., told The Detroit Free Press Wednesday agents spoke with her and her husband, Kurt, Tuesday morning.
Kurt Haskell went to the news media this week saying he observed an older, well-dressed Indian man help terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab board Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Amsterdam without a passport on Christmas Day.
He told the Free Press the Indian man told a Northwest ticket agent that the Abdulmutallab "needs to board the plane, but he doesn't have a passport ... He's from Sudan. We do this all the time."
Abdulmutallab was arrested and charged with attempting to destroy an aircraft after witnesses said he tried to ignite an incendiary device hidden on his body. He was overpowered by passengers andsuffered severe burns.
Lori Haskell told the Free Press she was questioned by FBI agents for about 10 minutes. She told the newspaper she recognized a photograph of Abdulmutallab that agents showed her and indicated her husband was interviewed for at least an hour.