December 27, 2009 / 8:16 PM / in 8 years

Obama notified of unruly passenger on flight-WHouse

KAILUA, Hawaii, Dec 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama was notified on Sunday about an unruly passenger on a flight to Detroit and stressed the importance of maintaining heightened security measures for air travel, the White House said.

“The president stressed the importance of maintaining heightened security measures for all air travel and gave instructions to set up another secure teleconference briefing as soon as possible,” White House spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.

Reporting by Tabassum Zakaria, Editing by Vicki Allen

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