Small American flags have been placed in the trees in front of the Warmbier family home, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Wyoming, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)
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Otto Warmbier, the American university student being held by North Korea, was detained before boarding his flight to China over an unspecified incident that had taken place earlier in the trip at his hotel, his travel company told Reuters Saturday.China-based Young Pioneer Tours is a North Korea travel specialist that describes itself on its website as "an adventure tour operator that provides 'budget tours to destinations your mother would rather you stayed away from'".During his five-day New Year's tour of North Korea, staff at Young Pioneer Tours said Warmbier had acted normally, and was keen to see daily life in one of the world's most isolated countries, which is visited by around 6,000 Western tourists a year. Ten other U.S. citizens were on the tour.Johnson said his company was in contact with Warmbier's family, U.S. officials and the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, which represents U.S. interests in North Korea.
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