Passengers Subdue Man: Allegedly Made Bomb Threat On LA Bound Flight

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a man who claimed to have a
bomb aboard an airliner bound for Los Angeles today and lunged for
a door after it landed was tackled by other passengers and is being
held for questioning.

Nobody was hurt. No other flights were disrupted.

Passenger Bruce Worrilow told Fox 11 News that Delta Air Lines
Flight 110 from Atlanta was only minutes from landing at Los
Angeles International Airport shortly before 10:30 a.m. when the
man "started running ... (and) yelled 'I've got a bomb."'

An FBI spokeswoman says the plane was in the air when the man
walked to the rear of the plane and scuffled with a flight attendant.

The spokeswoman says the man then stated he had a bomb.

After the plane rolled onto the taxiway, the man allegedly lunged for an exit door and also assaulted a passenger.

That prompted passengers and flight crew members to bind him
with plastic ties.

FBI agents and airport police are questioning him.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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