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Dulles CBP Arrests Phoenix Man on Denver Sexual Assault Allegation

Release Date: 
January 26, 2016

STERLING, Va. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations (OFO), at Washington Dulles International Airport arrested an Arizona man Monday who was wanted by the Denver Police Department for sexual assault.

Petros Haile Woldemichail, 49, of Phoenix, Arizona, was scheduled to board a flight to London, England.  CBP officers determined Woldemichail to be the subject of an arrest warrant obtained by the Denver Police Department for sexual assault.  CBP officers verified the validity of the warrant and confirmed extradition.  CBP officers arrested Woldemichail and turned him over to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police officers for extradition.

“The United States is a welcoming nation; however, CBP remains ever vigilant in intercepting those travelers that our laws identify as needing further scrutiny,” said Wayne Biondi CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Washington Dulles.

CBP conducts inspection operations and intercepts currency, weapons, prohibited agriculture products and other illicit items, and on average arrests 21 wanted persons a day at U.S. Ports of entry nationwide.

Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel website to learn rules governing travel to and from the U.S.

Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017