Hawaii: Teen stowaway's dad arrives in Honolulu

HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii state official says the father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner's wheel well has arrived on the islands from California.

Spokeswoman Kayla Rosenfeld of the Hawaii Department of Human Services said Tuesday that Abdilahi Yusuf has arrived in Honolulu.

Rosenfeld says the department's child welfare unit won't disclose any information on the release of Yahya Abdi because of privacy concerns and confidentiality.

A spokeswoman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in San Francisco who had been speaking for the family declined comment beyond reiterating a statement earlier this week that Yusuf wanted to see his son soon.

Abdi survived a 5½-hour flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui after hopping an airport fence and climbing into the wheel well of a Boeing 767.

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