A 5-year old boy was handcuffed and detained for five hours because he may have been ‘a threat to America’.

The boy was picked at Washington DC’s Dulles Airport, and separated from his mother because he was seen as a potential threat to America.

The schoolboy who later identified to be a US citizen who lives in Maryland later reunited with his mother.

Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, Sean Spicer said who spoke after the incident said, ‘To assume that just because of someone’s age and gender that they don’t pose a threat would be misguided and wrong.’

President Donald Trump had last week signed an executive order banning travel from seven majority Muslim countries.