Boxer Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Florida Airport

Boxer Muhammad Ali’s son detained at Florida Airport

Florida (Web Desk): Legendary boxing champion Muhammad Ali’s son  Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained by immigration officials at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Ali Jr., 44, was traveling with his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, to Florida from a speaking engagement in Montego Bay, Jamaica, according to media reports.

Keith E. Smith, a spokesman for the Florida division of the US Customs and Border Protection, declined to comment on the incident, writing in a statement to PEOPLE: “Due to the restrictions of the Privacy Act, US Customs and Border Protection cannot discuss individual travelers; however, all international travelers arriving in the US are subject to CBP inspection.”

The Courier-Journal reported that the Alis were taken aside because of their “Arabic-sounding names,” according to their family friend and lawyer, Chris Mancini, who spoke to the outlet.