German tried in Philippines for stripping

12th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

12 February 2007, Manila (dpa) - A 66-year-old German man was hauled to court in the Philippines on Monday for dropping his pants at the airport after being annoyed by stringent security measures at the facility, officials said. Airport officials filed public scandal charges against Hans Juergen Oskar von Naguschewski, who was on his way back to Frankfurt when the incident happened last Friday at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Angel Atutubo, assistant general manager for security at the airpo

12 February 2007

Manila (dpa) - A 66-year-old German man was hauled to court in the Philippines on Monday for dropping his pants at the airport after being annoyed by stringent security measures at the facility, officials said.

Airport officials filed public scandal charges against Hans Juergen Oskar von Naguschewski, who was on his way back to Frankfurt when the incident happened last Friday at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Angel Atutubo, assistant general manager for security at the airpost, said von Naguschewski stripped when being told to walk through the x-ray gate twice after the machine sounded the first time he passed through.

Atutubo stressed that airport security officials were only following regulations.

"What we are doing is being done and implemented as standardized international regulation in all international airports in the world," he said.

Von Naguschewski said in a Manila television interview he did not understand the procedure and apologized for his behaviour.

"The man kept saying 'take off, take off' but the shoes were already off and the pants were alone," he said, apparently referring to the fact that he was not wearing a belt.

"So what else would I take off," he added.

The German has to stay in the Philippines pending the resolution of his case. It is still unclear if airport officials would drop the charges after his apology.

DPA

Subject: German news

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