Scott West has been released. He was taken to the police station and told to empty his pockets. He then refused to answer any questions and kept repeating that he demanded to speak to the U.S. Consulate. They then said he was not under arrest. Scott stood up, put his things in his pocket, and walked out the door.
When the police said, "No." He said, "Am I under arrest?" They said, "No" again, so he continued walking out the door.
Scott being a former U.S. Federal agent for the EPA is well versed in legal procedures. He is now back at his hotel with his daughter. ##