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DUBAI,(Reuters) – A two-year-old boy was briefly banned from boarding a Turkey-bound flight in the United Arab Emirates after his name appeared on a list of wanted suspects, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Emirates Today said the boy’s passport details, including the date of birth, matched those in an arrest warrant. The reason for the mix-up was not known. “While going through the passport checking procedures to get on board, one of the officers on duty said they wanted to take Suhail,” Emirates Today quoted the boy’s father, Abdullah Mohamed Saleh, as saying.

“I thought he was kidding me and said ‘Take him if you want’,” he said. “He showed me a print-out of a document that said Suhail was wanted and there was an arrest warrant for him.”

Officials said they would investigate the incident, the paper reported.