Clark County judge hears case of 9-year-old stowaway
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The storied case of the 9-year old stowaway appeared in front of a Clark County Judge Tuesday.
Due to privacy laws, Judge Cynthia Giuliani was only able to speak in general terms, but said in cases like these, a hearing is held to determine whether the boy should stay in protective custody, and where he should go next.
"What happens is, if there is no domicile in Nevada, a child is usually transferred back to their home state for further proceedings," said Judge Giuliani.
A spokesman for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport said, surveillance video shows the boy circumnavigating TSA agents who check for identification and tickets. He’s then seen blending in with a family while being screened by security.
At the gate he speaks with an airline agent for a few seconds, and once the agent is pre-occupied, the boy calmly heads down the jet way.
When crew on board realized the boy was not on their list of unattended minors, they called police in Las Vegas.
According the airport spokesman, the boy told investigators he wanted to come to Las Vegas to visit a friend he met while playing an online video game.