September 1st, 2010
12:48 PM ET

Men arrested on terror charges have been freed

Two Yemeni men arrested at Schiphol International Airport in the Netherlands have been freed, Dutch authorities said Wednesday.

"Given that no evidence has been found to support the initial accusation, there is no reason to hold the men any longer and they are no longer considered suspects," Dutch prosecutors said on their website.

The men were arrested Monday when items in their luggage prompted concerns they were doing a "dry run" for a terror attack.

- CNN's Francesca Church contributed to this report.

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  1. Tony

    presummed guilty until proven innocense

    September 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. james

    Nothing more than a repeat of Bush era; propaganda, window-dressing to keep Americans focus on fear, to justify billions spent on military and create a distraction from real problem- economy.

    September 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. truthywood

    but 70% of the western Nazi world won't know it until the news is given in same big headlines as given in the start of this incident, but western Nazi media doesn't care about, they are ok with destroying the lives of few Muslims. they don't care , because lives of Muslims are cheap.

    September 1, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • GhostUSAF

      Your right...they are cheap...Maybe I can get a couple more while I'm in Afghanistan...make this world a better place. That way you don't have to sleep in fear at night. If you're from the USA, maybe you've forgotten what it's like to be an American. Instead of acting like a tree hugging fruit cake. Just sayin...

      September 2, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Land b4 T.I.me

    Today marks the first day of a new tomorrow.

    September 2, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. NOT CONVINCED

    Released for lack of evidence and innocent are not the same. Someone please eplain, WHY would someone tape cell phones together, tape cell phones and watches to an empty bottle? The cell phones and watches are are commonly and easily used as triggers and timers to bombs. I prefer my coffee straight with no additives. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!

    September 2, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. tommy

    Should be a wake up call for security.

    September 2, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. Earl

    One of the men was arrested in 2006 in monroe michigan, then the monroe police turn him over to the detroit FBI. I see a red flag. source: monroenews.com (todays artical)

    September 2, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. chris

    wow....that isn't a crime????? there needs to be a different set of rules for terrorists......i don't think anyone would care if we stretched their civil rights

    September 2, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. truthie

    We are too afraid of offending someone....sad.

    September 2, 2010 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • GhostUSAF

      Yea....it's because ppl like Truthywood would get but hurt if we didnt give terrorists and muslims the same rights as us. Because everyone in the world deserves the same treatment...whether they are idiots or not.

      September 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TexVet

    I always duct tape my cell phones on to a glass jar and put a watch on it when I fly! What's the big deal? These people are just racist hate mongers!

    September 2, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. koen3456

    It was the US who contacted the dutch security about these two guys and their unusual flight plans. This was just to be sure it was nothing. All that talk about racist is just nonsense.

    September 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Darte

    Is there such a thing as a watch these guys list

    September 2, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |