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Passenger removed from flight after yelling ‘Jihad!’

Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015,20:10 IST By metro vaartha A A A

Washington | Alert passengers on board a United Airlines flight averted a potentially dangerous situation when they subdued a young co-passenger started yelling Jihad! Jihad! and appeared to threaten a hijacking. United Flight 1074 bound for Denver returned to Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC last night after passengers pounced on a man who had yelled Jihad! Jihad!, according to comments posted on Reddit.
The flight returned to Dulles at around 10:40 pm after a disturbance onboard, New York Daily News quoted Kimberly Gibbs, a spokeswoman for Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority as saying. Gibbs said she did not know what happened on the flight. The Boeing 737 was carrying 33 passengers and 6 crew. Law enforcement personnel met the aircraft at the gate and detained the passenger and took him to a hospital for evaluation, Gibbs said.
Videos posted to Reddit showed a young man with facial cuts who had been subdued by several passengers after witnesses said he had made a run for the plane’s cockpit. A video posted on YouTube shows the passenger being subdued and crying, I’m sorry, as a voice tells him not to move.

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