A retired police chief was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City because of his name. He turned to Facebook to describe his situation.
Hassan Aden was visiting his mother for the weekend, celebrating her 80th birthday. Aden is a former police chief of Greenville, North Carolina. U.S Customs and Border Protection agents detained Aden for a half hour after explaining to him that his name was on a watch list. Aden explicitly stated that he has been a U.S citizen for 42 years.
According to PIX11, Aden worked in the law enforcement field for decades and currently works as a senior policy advisor at the Vera Institute. He explained his experience on his Facebook page:
As stated on his Facebook page, Aden has contacted local U.S senators to oversee his situation at JFK.