Two Yemeni men arrested on arrival from the United States on suspicion they may have been conducting a dry run for an airline terror attack were released without charge after investigations turned up no evidence to link them to a terror plot, Dutch prosecutors said.
The national prosecutor's office said in a statement on its website Wednesday that because of the lack of evidence "there is no reason to hold the men any longer." Ahmed Mohamed Nasser al-Soofi and Hezam al-Murisi were arrested by airport police Monday in Amsterdam on a United Airlines flight from Chicago following a request from U.S. law enforcement officials.
The whereabouts of the two men following their release was not immediately known. Their lawyers could not immediately be reached for comment.