Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Getting the boot

Remember the guy who was causing trouble at the Capitol? We're tossing him back to where he came from.
The man who was tackled and detained at the Capitol on Monday is an Australian citizen and will be expelled for violating the terms of his visa, a federal immigration official said.

The man, Wen Hao Zhao, is a native of China who entered the U.S. legally Friday through Los Angeles International Airport, according to Dean Boyd, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security's immigration bureau.

U.S. Capitol Police officers knocked him down, detained him and blew open his luggage Monday after he stationed himself on the west plaza of the building, a suitcase on either side of him, and refused to speak or move.

The luggage contained a CD player, police said later.

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