NEW YORK, NY (WITN) - Former Greenville Police Department Chief, Hassan Aden, was allegedly detained at JFK airport following a trip to Paris.
Aden posted a lengthy Facebook status on Saturday night about his encounter and says he is now "feeling vulnerable and unsure of the future of a country that was once great and that I proudly called my own."
Upon entering the United States, Aden says he was approached by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official and was asked if he was traveling alone.
Upon replying yes, he then said, "Lets take a walk."
The former Chief describes in his post that he was taken to a "re-purposed storage facility with three desks" and says he did not have access to a phone to let his loved ones know what was going on.
Aden says he was detained for about an hour and a half and was released after a second officer took attention to his case after beginning his shift.
After being cleared for entry into the country, Aden was told he was detained because his "Name was used as an alias by someone on some watch list."
Since leaving the Greenville Police Department, Aden has been consulting with a firm in "every aspect of police and criminal justice reform."
Aden says he was able to catch the next flight to D.C. with minutes to spare.
Before this current administration, he made several trips to the White house to advise on national police policy reforms and "no one is safe from this type of unlawful government intrusion."