United Airlines flight turns around after distressed passenger ran towards cockpit, 'shouted jihad'

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  1. uggboy
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    United Airlines flight turns around after distressed passenger ran towards cockpit and 'shouted jihad'

     
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    33 passengers for IAD-DEN? That seems like a very low number.
     
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    The flight gets in at a really bad time. More of an aircraft repositioning flight I think.

    Seems like a really good upgrade opportunity on a (near) transcon for low-level premier members.
     
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    Let him run around crazy. Not like he's getting into the cockpit anyways.
     
  5. Garp74

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    This story - when it popped up on Imgur - scared @MrsGarp because I had just left Dulles on a different flight. The early report had no details which flight :-(
     
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    The good news is that this guy appears to have been "just" mentally unstable and not an actual equipped terrorist.

    The bad news is that, as Garp said, this was reported by people coming off the flight and no major news sources picked it up until this morning (looking at you, CNN). It was a very scary moment to know that your spouse could've been on this flight. I wish TSA could screen for crazy.
     
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    I wish the TSA would be abolished and the $10b it spends per year would instead fund causes to help people with mental issues.
     
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    Well said. Ditto +1 :)
     
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    I'd be insulted. If you're going to do that sort of thing, pick a 777 or something like. Really, that nut job just doesn't care.
     
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    Once CNN discovered the story, they seemed to emphasize it today, including having Mary Shiavo opine on the air.
     
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    Terry Schiavo is... kind of alive-o....

     
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    I don't see her on TV very often anymore.
     
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    Reddit first blew this story up. (Pun not intended) before the news outlets caught it.

    Witness on the flight says that the pax was running towards the cockput shouting i have a bomb or some sorts before the forward pax took him down and pinned him there until landing.
     
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    I'm waiting for the movie.
     
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    Hollywood or Bollywood, that's the question. :):D:)
     
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