Another Plane Destined For Detroit Grounded After Racist Threat
January 7, 2010
(ChattahBox) – A passenger disrupted another Northwest Airlines flight bound for Detroit Metro Airport from Miami on Wednesday afternoon and was detained. Miami-Dade police said in a statement Thursday that 43-year-old Mansor Mohammad Asad of Toledo, Ohio, was arrested. Police say the taxiing Northwest Airlines flight turned around after Asad proclaimed: “I want to kill all the Jews” before officers forced him off a Detroit-bound plane. Authorities say witnesses told them Asad was loud, disruptive and claimed to be Palestinian. Police reportedly used a taser on Asad when he resisted exiting the plane. He was charged with threats against a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence. The Transportation Security Administration says three of his companions were also taken off the plane and questioned. The plane departed after a search and the incident did not appear to be terror related.
This is the third recent security scare for Detroit-bound passengers. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab of Nigeria allegedly attempted to detonate a bomb on a trans-Atlantic flight from Amsterdam on Christmas Day. And Dec. 27, passengers on another flight arriving in Detroit from Amsterdam were alarmed when an ill Nigerian man made several visits to the lavatory during the final hour of the flight. Authorities cleared the man of any wrongdoing.