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Passenger bound and gagged and flight diverted after violent clash on United Airlines plane
Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2011 | Rachel Quigley

Posted on 07/11/2011 8:30:57 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

A passenger on a United Airlines flight had to be tied up and gagged and the flight diverted after he refused to come out of the bathroom and then turned violent when confronted by staff.

The United Airlines flight 944 to Frankfurt, Germany, from Chicago was diverted to Cleveland on Friday night after the flight attendant found that the large man had been in the bathroom for almost 30 minutes and refused to come out.

When he eventually did he started screaming at the flight attendants and put one in a headlock before wrestling him to the ground.

That is when some of the passengers on board were asked to help.

Joe Shulfer, of Woodstock, told Newsradio 780: 'The flight attendant just ran up to me and literally grabbed me by the shirt and said, "You need to come with me now".'

By then three men were already wrestling with him and they managed to handcuff him and tie up his feet. Then he started spitting and swearing.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/11/2011 8:31:05 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

who is “the man”?

Not one of holders people. But perhaps of middle eastern decent between the age of 18 and 40?


2 posted on 07/11/2011 8:34:52 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Moral of the story, don’t use the bathroom for too long or you’ll be dragged out and hogtied.


3 posted on 07/11/2011 8:35:54 AM PDT by jq2
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To: cableguymn

I’m confused. I thought the Amish eschewed modern conveniences such as air travel.


4 posted on 07/11/2011 8:37:27 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Had to be bound and gagged” or was bound and gagged?


5 posted on 07/11/2011 8:40:22 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I would be happy to beat some dumb ass who needs 30 min on a flight in the bathroom and can’t explain politely with a pretty good reason. Really how stupid can one be. (or dangerous)


6 posted on 07/11/2011 8:41:14 AM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am surprized that the flight attendants had to ASK someone to help, I am 6’2” and 220 pounds and I of been on that like white on rice. Hell if I am going to sit passively and watch the plane get crashed, after seeing what happened on 9-11


7 posted on 07/11/2011 8:41:55 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: jq2
Moral of the story, don’t use the bathroom for too long or you’ll be dragged out and hogtied.

Well there was that little bit about putting a flight attendant into a head lock before he had to be tied up.

8 posted on 07/11/2011 8:42:52 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Was that the 777? Wires hanging from the ceiling? They better check behind all those mirrors. I used to make the mirrors part of my pre-flight check even though it wasn't required.

Of course there is no name attached to the article, but there is a photo of a dark-haired, bearded man lying tied up on the floor, face blurred out.

9 posted on 07/11/2011 8:43:09 AM PDT by ponygirl (Fast & Furious is just Gun Redistribution. Take them from the good guys & give 'em to the bad guys.)
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To: cableguymn

Poor man doesn’t even have a name. No wonder he was upset


10 posted on 07/11/2011 8:43:52 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy

99% chance his name is Mohammed.

1% chance his name is Barack Hussein.


11 posted on 07/11/2011 8:46:15 AM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hmmm, I wonder what the guy’s name was? I don’t mean to stereotype, but I bet it was something like Jebediah, Joseph or Matthew. Damned Amish!


12 posted on 07/11/2011 8:46:26 AM PDT by yooling (God only asks for 10%. Uncle Sam wants it all.)
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To: jq2
Just discovered a rather disturbing phenomenon yesterday. It seems that Zantham Gum, used to replace gluten in all sorts of food products, particularly low carb/low cal diet foods and those targeting people with gluten intolerance, can cause an allergic reaction in some susceptible people.

The "reaction", if we can call it that, can trap you on the pot FOR HOURS.

So, where would you find Zantham Gum on an airplane these days?

Well, let's start with those funky crackers they distribute as a replacement for peanuts!

I would suggest folks not jump to conclusions about whether this guy needed to go to the toilet or if he is going to win his lawsuit!

You should also pay attention to "what goes on" for a few hours after consuming anything with Zanthum Gum just to see if you have an allergic reaction.

13 posted on 07/11/2011 8:47:51 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe it was the lack of peanut snacks that drove the guy crazy. A person can only take so much, you know.


14 posted on 07/11/2011 8:48:20 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: yooling

If his name had been Joseph or Matthew, it would have been published.

More likely his name was Mohammed or Ahmed.


15 posted on 07/11/2011 8:50:30 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Maybe the next time he flies, he should try Metamusil.


16 posted on 07/11/2011 8:52:03 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Stomped to death instead of restrained would be appropriate.


17 posted on 07/11/2011 8:52:33 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: count-your-change

Yes, though peanuts are still on some flights. When I flew from NH to Pittsburgh by way of Balt., I noticed we got peanuts on the way to Balt., but from Balt to Pitt., it was honey roasted peanuts all right (Southwest. Ding!)

On my way back I noted a video screen at Pitt. International Airport with helpful info for travelers from the TSA, as we stood in line to go through security. At one point it expressed the consequences one would face if they joked about having a bomb, etc.


18 posted on 07/11/2011 8:52:56 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

oops that should say we were given PRETZELS instead of peanuts on the first part.

Then honey roasted peanuts.


19 posted on 07/11/2011 8:53:35 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: muawiyah

Or this, try doing a 14 hour flight from Mumbai with extreme stomach problems having to use the bathroom every half hour on the way back.


20 posted on 07/11/2011 8:54:58 AM PDT by jq2
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

more info here
http://www.woio.com/story/15059150/fbi-identifies-unruly-passenger-on-united-flight-as-21-year-old-akron-man

The FBI has now identified the passenger as 21-year-old Saleh Alramakh of Akron.


21 posted on 07/11/2011 8:57:31 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: boxerblues

“The FBI has now identified the passenger as 21-year-old Saleh Alramakh of Akron.”

So he’s Italian?


22 posted on 07/11/2011 9:00:11 AM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: LyinLibs
99% chance his name is Mohammed.

LOL! Such an ignorant, bigoted statement. It is only 78% of them which make the other 22% look bad. So to show how enlightened I am, I'll bet there is only a 78% he was named Mohammed or some derivative thereof. And a 20% chance he was named Achmed, Ahab or something like that.

23 posted on 07/11/2011 9:01:42 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

I agree. I have a policy that if any SOB acts up on a plane I am taking them down ASAP. Not going to be asked to help. Remember a few weeks ago when the jerk was pounding on the cockpit door? I most likely would of taken him out of the play forever. I will not tolerate that kind of behavior on an aircraft.


24 posted on 07/11/2011 9:01:59 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: LyinLibs

These moslems have zero self-control.

Just look at Barry “Jihad” 0bama.

Aka President Omoslem.


25 posted on 07/11/2011 9:02:09 AM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: boxerblues

I see now why this happened, his name is Saleh Alramakh...


26 posted on 07/11/2011 9:03:26 AM PDT by jq2
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

...he WASN’T arrested...? Must be because he has a middle-eastern name. Can’t be stereotyping, now...


27 posted on 07/11/2011 9:04:25 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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28 posted on 07/11/2011 9:04:48 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: LyinLibs
Just for starters, 21-year-old Saleh Alramakh of Akron and his family need to pony up the cost of a day's hotel accommodation and meals in Cleveland for every passenger and crew member on that flight. How much do you suppose that will be?
29 posted on 07/11/2011 9:05:31 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JimRed

If he had spit on me they would have delivered him to police unconsious.

Nothing is as nasty as a s.o.b. spitting on people.

they should have kicked his ass good.


30 posted on 07/11/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: jq2

I’m sure he spent 30 minutes in the restroom just using it as intended.


31 posted on 07/11/2011 9:06:46 AM PDT by boxerblues
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To: LyinLibs
So he’s Italian?

Swedish.

32 posted on 07/11/2011 9:07:08 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: muawiyah
I would suggest folks not jump to conclusions about whether this guy needed to go to the toilet or if he is going to win his lawsuit!
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I would suggest you read the article.

The mirror was removed, wires were hanging from the ceiling, and he put the flight attendant in a head lock.

33 posted on 07/11/2011 9:07:21 AM PDT by kara37
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
UAL flight 926 was also diverted recently:
"A United flight from San Francisco to Germany was diverted to Chicago early Sunday morning after a crew member discovered a sticker with a threatening message in one of the bathrooms.

[...]"

34 posted on 07/11/2011 9:07:41 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Vigilanteman
I'll bet there is only a 78% he was named Mohammed or some derivative thereof. And a 20% chance he was named Achmed, Ahab or something like that.

You missed with the 20%, his name doesn't start with an 'A'.

“The FBI has now identified the passenger as 21-year-old Saleh Alramakh of Akron.”

Ohio?!? Who'd a thunk that Akron would be the source of this kind of problem?

35 posted on 07/11/2011 9:08:23 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: kara37
I assure you it does not, in and of itself, mean a thing for folks who find themselves in the throes of abdominal agony.

Just a headlock?

36 posted on 07/11/2011 9:11:08 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Right Brother

And flush toilets!


37 posted on 07/11/2011 9:11:26 AM PDT by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: Hodar

Was he yelling “Zips Akbah”?


38 posted on 07/11/2011 9:14:01 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: muawiyah

The incident must have happened right after takeoff, since they left Chicago and diverted to Cleveland.

Sounds suspicious to me.


39 posted on 07/11/2011 9:14:32 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hmm, it sounds like Stryker still isn’t over Macho Grande...


40 posted on 07/11/2011 9:14:59 AM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! Serpentine!)
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To: mad_as_he$$
We are in the same boat. I traveled many times last year coast to coast as well as to Hawaii. United was my carrier and were fantastic. On one occasion a male who was with 2 other males with middle eastern characteristics went to the bathroom a few times during our flight to the west coast.

5 minutes before our decent he went into the bathroom and NEVER came out, even after I departed the plane. I was on high alert and there was definitely something going on.

41 posted on 07/11/2011 9:15:16 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 7 yr old son with Down Syndrome and fighting to keep him off Obama's death panels.)
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To: raccoonradio

Soft Pretzels, particularly sesame ring pretzels are kept in shape through the use of Zantham Gum.


42 posted on 07/11/2011 9:15:48 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Zantham gum? Isn’t that another one of those manufactured corn byproducts?


43 posted on 07/11/2011 9:18:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Hodar

Lots of Muslims in Akron, mainly Somali IIRC. For some reason, lots of Somalis moved into those Northern states like Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ohio.


44 posted on 07/11/2011 9:20:25 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: jq2

Moral of the story, don’t use the bathroom for too long or you’ll be dragged out and hogtied.

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The moral of the story is to read the whole story. I guess you missed the putting the flight attendent in a headlock.


45 posted on 07/11/2011 9:20:37 AM PDT by dmz
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To: New Perspective

Yikes! That would drive me nuts!


46 posted on 07/11/2011 9:21:39 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don’t know why you folks are so upset over a muslim on a plane. After all, we have a muslim on AF-1 all the time.


47 posted on 07/11/2011 9:22:53 AM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Vigilanteman
Saleh is one of those names adopted by Moslems solely becaue it appears in the Koran. The reference is to a pre-Islamic prophet who ended up getting his people destroyed by God.

Alramakh breaks into AL RA MAKH ~ which is kind of funny since it's got mixed grammatical elements (which makes it terribly difficult to translate since my knowledge of Arabic is limited). However, it could mean "From Mecca", or "On the way to Mecca", or "Turned around at Mecca" ~ and that sort of confusion in grammer means this guy has an old noble family name if he's Arabic, or just a made up name if he's not.

He could be a rich Saudi or a poor Yemeni.

The President of Yemen carries a surname of Saleh.

48 posted on 07/11/2011 9:23:24 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dmz
The flight attended opened the door and the guy put him in a headlock. Is that unbelievable?

I certainly wouldn't use the headlock thing but he would have closed the door quietly and whimpered.

49 posted on 07/11/2011 9:24:53 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: antiRepublicrat

Minnesota gives immigrants a 5 year state tax-free status. Despite the fact that they are the greatest drain on the taxpayer, society, welfare and social services; the Somali and other immigrants don’t have to pay into the tax system that supports them, for a period of 5 years.

Not too surprisingly - more than a few leave after this benefit ends. Gee, thanks Minnesota.


50 posted on 07/11/2011 9:29:00 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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