Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Queens native back home
A 26-year-old Queens man who was banned from flying without explanation while trying to return home after visiting family in Montenegro is finally back in New York.
Samir Suljovic arrived at Penn Station Monday night after spending three weeks fighting to get back to the U.S. He went to Montenegro in July, and when he tried to fly back home out of Vienna, Austria on Oct. 1, airline officials told him he couldn't board the flight, citing orders from the Department of Homeland Security.
Suljovic, who was raised in Queens and lives in Oakland Gardens, believes he was banned from flying because he's Muslim.