I have taken note of the newspaper article in the edition of The Daily Herald of June 8th, 2019, and would like to respond to the information in said release.
Upon my arrival at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Airport on June 5th, 2019, I was unjustifiably singled out by a customs officer, while all of the other 30 plus passengers from the two flights, were allowed to pass unquestioned.
The customs officer in question approached me in an unnecessarily provocative and unprofessional manner. When I attempted to explain myself to her, she rudely displayed power of authority by physically accosting me with no regard for me as a person.
Upon the intervention of the police, I was asked to go to the police station for questioning regarding the incident, complied, and was released afterwards.
At no time was I in possession of any weapon, nor did I use any weapon as was suggested in the newspaper article. I have retained legal counsel to take the appropriate action on my behalf.