Passenger taken off flight after racist remarks
AHN NewsThe arrest comes the same day two F-15 jets escorted a Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for Maui back to Oregon because a passenger had "caused a disturbance on the plane," the North American Aerospace Defense Command said in a statement. The passenger had reportedly acted aggressively and had insisted on holding on to his carry-on bag.
US AIRPORTS hyper-vigilant after Christmas Day terror attempt on Delta flight bound for Detroit
A Northwest Airlines flight from Miami to Detroit was detained late Wednesday night and a passenger tasered and arrested after he reportedly made racist and threatening remarks.
FBI officials are continuing to investigate the incident, press say.
According to NBC, a man had allegedly said that he was a Palestinian and wanted to kill all the Jews, just as flight 2485 was about to takeoff from Miami International Airport. The plane's departure was delayed after Miami-Dade police tried to escort the man, identified as Mansour Mohammad Asad, out of the aircraft.
Asad reportedly fought with officers, who used a Taser to subdue him. He was later charged with threatening a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
CBS reports that Asad's three companions on the flight were questioned by police. The FBI is also investigating the incident.
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Airports nationwide have been on heightened alert following a failed attempt to bomb a Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit on Christmas Day. The passenger on that flight, 23-year-old Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was charged on Wednesday with a six-count criminal indictment, including the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.
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