Of course he and the family are threatening to sue SeaTac and anyone else for discrimination. The mayor of Granite Falls, Wash., has been released from jail after police arrested him at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, alleging he threatened an adult niece.
Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says Haroon Saleem was arrested Monday night after port police responded to a dispute that involved shouting and threats. The Everett Daily Herald says Saleem was arrested for investigation of domestic violence harassment.
According to court papers, Saleem threatened to kill his niece and her family.
Granite Falls mayor arrested at Sea-Tac Airport By KOMO News (hat tip Bill)
SEATAC, Wash. -- The mayor of Granite Falls, Wash. was arrested Monday evening after allegedly shouting threats at a family member at Sea-Tac Airport.
Mayor Haroon Saleem was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of domestic violence harassment, Granite Falls Police Chief Dennis Taylor confirmed.
Saleem was arrested by Port of Seattle police after witnesses said he was shouting threats in the baggage claim area of the airport. Officials said the dispute did not involve any physical contact.
Saleem, who was elected mayor of Granite Falls in 2009, is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday afternoon.
Taylor said his department will not be involved in the investigation, which is being handled by Port of Seattle police.
"They're going to do a fair and thorough job," he said.