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US wins appeal over keeping man in cold cell at Michigan border

A man detained for hours in a cold cell at a Detroit border crossing has lost his lawsuit against a federal agent.
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DETROIT — A man detained for hours in a cold cell at a Detroit border crossing has lost his lawsuit against a federal agent.

An appeals court ruled in favor of the U.S. border officer on technical grounds and dismissed the case. 

Anas Elhady, a U.S. citizen and a Muslim, was detained at the Ambassador Bridge while returning to Michigan from Canada in 2015. 

He claims he’s on a watch list and gets harassed when he travels. 

Elhady says he had to give up his coat and shoes and sit in a cold cell for four hours. 

The appeals court says different liability standards apply at the border.

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