“According to Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen, two emergency calls were placed by relatives of a female clerk at the hotel who were unnerved by Menhali’s appearance.
They told police he was carrying several phones and pledging allegiance to I.S.I.S.
“We came to find out that those statements were never heard by anyone, the statements were never said,” Jensen said. A video of the incident, posted on Youtube, shows several policemen armed with rifles take down Ahmed al-Menhali, and then handcuff and search him.
“They were brutal with me. They pressed forcefully on my back. I had several injuries and bled from the forceful nature of their arrest,” Menhali said, quoted in The National daily.
After confirming that Menhali posed no danger, the policemen let go of the Emirati man, who moments later collapsed and needed treatment in hospital.
Menhali had been in the United States since April for treatment after a brain stroke suffered last year, said Emarat Al-Youm, another UAE daily.”
I-24 NEWS – Criminal charges could be brought against an Ohio woman over a false accusation that a United Arab Emirates (UAE) tourist vowed allegiance to the so-called Islamic State (I.S.I.S) militant group, the mayor of the city in which the incident unfolded said.
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