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Retired Officer Subdues Unruly Plane Passengers
WBZTV ^ | 06-04-07 | Unknown

Posted on 06/05/2007 7:31:34 AM PDT by Starman417

(WBZ) BOSTON A former police officer is being called a hero after he helped subdue two unruly passengers on a plane over the weekend.

Retired police officer Bob Hayden, who served in Boston and Lawrence for several years, was coming back from Minnesota on a Northwest plane with his wife when the unexpected happened.

Before the flight even took off, Hayden said a man, who appeared aggravated, was walking up and down the aisle of the plane. The flight attendant had to force him into his seat after asking him to do so a few times.

Hayden said after the aircraft finally got in the air, he noticed there was some sort of commotion. The same man had started screaming and fell into the aisle.

Initially, Hayden said he thought the guy was having a heart attack, but he quickly realized the incident might have been staged. According to Hayden, two flight attendants helped the man back into his seat where he continued to yell for the entire flight.

The incident apparently scared some of the plane passengers and even made some people cry, Hayden said.

When the pilot made the announcement the plane was approaching Logan Airport, Hayden said the man who caused the first commotion and a second person began yelling and fell into the aisle. That is when Hayden said he, with the help of a retired U.S. Marine captain, took action.

Hayden said he grabbed the first guy and sat him down. He then pushed the second man onto the floor and cuffed him with a pair of handcuffs a flight attendant had given him. Hayden said he sat next to the two men until police were able to board the plane.

Both men were taken for a psych evaluation, and at this point, are not facing any charges.


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KEYWORDS: airlinesecurity; airplane; airportsecurity; isolatedincident; passangers; probe; standupguy; terror
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1 posted on 06/05/2007 7:31:37 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Another probe?


2 posted on 06/05/2007 7:31:55 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

They should make millions in their civil rights lawsuits.


3 posted on 06/05/2007 7:33:42 AM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: Starman417

Sounds more like bad drugs. Take the guys to Miami airport. They know how to handle folks like that down there.


4 posted on 06/05/2007 7:35:56 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Starman417

No names/natonalities(and of course no religion) given... must be blond, corn-fed, Baptist Americans.


5 posted on 06/05/2007 7:36:08 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: Starman417

This hero Retired Officer can probably count on being sued. Heaven forbid that the crazie passengers in question be of Arabic background — the Retired Officer could then count on all the resources of CAIR being aimed at him and the Marine who also helped out. What a crazy world we live in.


6 posted on 06/05/2007 7:36:12 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: Starman417

The “unruly” guy should have been booted before the plane left the ground, rather than the flight attendant having to “force him into his seat.”

Sheesh. Have we completely lost any shred of common sense?


7 posted on 06/05/2007 7:36:17 AM PDT by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: Starman417

bump


8 posted on 06/05/2007 7:36:20 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Starman417

Could be a probe. I read an article earlier this morning that had more details but I couldn’t find it to link for you. There is no mention of their nationality but I think we are safe in certain assumptions...


9 posted on 06/05/2007 7:37:24 AM PDT by eureka! (The 'rats have made their choice in the WOT and honest history will not be kind to them...)
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To: Starman417

The airline passengers should sue the crap out of the two trouble makers for causing mental anguish (or something similar). Hopefully, they will also get charged with a federal crime. Let these fools fend off some charges and a bunch of lawsuits.


10 posted on 06/05/2007 7:38:25 AM PDT by SIDENET ("Most of us live... ...two weeks from cannibalism." -- old quote from DU)
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To: Starman417

Were the two crazy guys Amish, Mennonite or Methodists? The article doesn’t say...


11 posted on 06/05/2007 7:38:31 AM PDT by Pharmboy ([She turned me into a] Newt! in '08)
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To: Starman417

Why didn’t the Captain return to the take off field and dump the weirdo?

More Islamofascist test flights?


12 posted on 06/05/2007 7:38:39 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: eureka!

there wasn’t just one of them either. if there had only been one then we could assume it was just a loon. but two acting in random?


13 posted on 06/05/2007 7:39:20 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

tandem i mean


14 posted on 06/05/2007 7:39:48 AM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

“if there had only been one then we could assume it was just a loon. but two acting in random?”
Were they carrying lite brites and yelling about 70’s hairstyles?


15 posted on 06/05/2007 7:43:12 AM PDT by DancesWithBolsheviks (Demands, marches and media sob stories diminish my compassion.)
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To: Pharmboy

So, like which way's Mecca?


16 posted on 06/05/2007 7:44:02 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Starman417

dunno, sounded kinda random, too :-)


17 posted on 06/05/2007 7:44:08 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Don't mistake timid driving for defensive driving.)
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To: Starman417

More........http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/06/05/graying_duo_keep_passenger_in_check/


18 posted on 06/05/2007 7:44:31 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: johnny7

WHEN will this epidemic of Amish terrorism end??


19 posted on 06/05/2007 7:45:31 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: JennysCool
The “unruly” guy should have been booted before the plane left the ground, rather than the flight attendant having to “force him into his seat.”

The fact that he wasn't speaks a mouthful.

For one, it tells you right there this character probably wasn't a "blond, corn-fed, Baptist American".

20 posted on 06/05/2007 7:45:51 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Starman417
Before the flight even took off, Hayden said a man, who appeared aggravated, was walking up and down the aisle of the plane. The flight attendant had to force him into his seat after asking him to do so a few times. Hayden said after the aircraft finally got in the air ...

STOP RIGHT THERE! That flight should have never left the ground. It is a good thing it turned out as well as it did but ... damn! If that wasn't predictable ...

I dunno, if I was on that flight I'd have been tempted right then and there to ask my fellow passengers to demand the plane return to the gate and have that idiot removed.

And the tandem yelling ... just another unrelated coincidence, right? Yeah, sure.

21 posted on 06/05/2007 7:46:02 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Thompson in 2008 - there is no doubt about it! [GWB has jumped the duck])
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To: Starman417

its probably just Pete and Larry goofing around. no akmeds or abduls or anything like that.


22 posted on 06/05/2007 7:46:12 AM PDT by isom35
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To: johnny7

My thoughts exactly - no mention of ethnicity, then they probably “fit the profile”.


23 posted on 06/05/2007 7:46:20 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Starman417

Yep. Two is suspect. If a probe, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were others on the plane observing the responses and opportunities. Gotta run, have a great day...


24 posted on 06/05/2007 7:47:02 AM PDT by eureka! (The 'rats have made their choice in the WOT and honest history will not be kind to them...)
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To: NonValueAdded

Damn right!!!


25 posted on 06/05/2007 7:48:41 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (Very Proud Dad of LCpl Smoothguy242 USMC of 1/3 Marines, now fighting for freedom, on duty in Iraq.)
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To: Starman417
"...was coming back from Minnesota on a Northwest plane..."

IIRC the "flying Imams" were leaving out of Minnesota as well...

26 posted on 06/05/2007 7:48:43 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum.)
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To: Starman417
...a pair of handcuffs a flight attendant had given him.

Kinky.

27 posted on 06/05/2007 7:49:55 AM PDT by Sloth (The GOP is to DemonRats in politics as Michael Jackson is to Jeffrey Dahmer in babysitting.)
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To: Starman417

I like that the crew had handcuffs but standard issue tasers would be nice also.


28 posted on 06/05/2007 7:50:13 AM PDT by isom35
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“I had looked around the plane for help, and all the younger guys had averted their eyes. When I asked the guy next to me if he was up to it, all he said was, ‘Retired captain. USMC.’ I said, ‘You’ll do,’ “ Hayden recalled. “So, basically, a couple of grandfathers took care of the situation”


29 posted on 06/05/2007 7:50:57 AM PDT by ColdWater
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To: Starman417
Minnesota — home of the Flying Imams; the Somali cab drivers that won’t pick up passengers with alcohol products or seeing-eye dogs.
30 posted on 06/05/2007 7:51:21 AM PDT by Beckwith (dhimmicrats and the liberal media have chosen sides -- Islamofascism)
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To: ColdWater

Didn’t you just LOVE that article!!??


31 posted on 06/05/2007 7:51:47 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Starman417

How does going psycho constitute a probe?


32 posted on 06/05/2007 7:53:54 AM PDT by Kirkwood (iF)
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To: Starman417

I just asked the stewardess for some nuts, but that was ridiculous!


33 posted on 06/05/2007 7:53:56 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Pharmboy

I dunno...sounds like the Quaker M.O. to me.....


34 posted on 06/05/2007 7:56:27 AM PDT by exit82 (Sheryl Crow is on a roll)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Great link, the last paragraph is priceless.


35 posted on 06/05/2007 7:58:06 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: RicocheT

Not much of a story at this link, but the video tells us some more. Hayden, it would appear, is a former Navy Seal, as well.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/13443314/detail.html


36 posted on 06/05/2007 8:01:00 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Didn’t you just LOVE that article!!??

Hayden's wife of 42 years, Katie, who was also on the flight, was less impressed. Even as her husband struggled with the agitated passenger, she barely looked up from "The Richest Man in Babylon," the book she was reading.

"The woman sitting in front of us was very upset and asked me how I could just sit there reading," Katie Hayden said. "Bob's been shot at. He's been stabbed. He's taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end."

37 posted on 06/05/2007 8:01:37 AM PDT by ColdWater
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To: ColdWater

Yeah, his wife’s a pip!


38 posted on 06/05/2007 8:03:49 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: ColdWater
“I had looked around the plane for help, and all the younger guys had averted their eyes.“

Sounds like the castrati that passes for the American male in MA.

39 posted on 06/05/2007 8:04:28 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: RicocheT
LOL...no kidding!


Hayden's wife of 42 years, Katie, who was also on the flight, was less impressed. Even as her husband struggled with the agitated passenger, she barely looked up from "The Richest Man in Babylon," the book she was reading.

"The woman sitting in front of us was very upset and asked me how I could just sit there reading," Katie Hayden said. "Bob's been shot at. He's been stabbed. He's taken knives away. He knows how to handle those situations. I figured he would go up there and step on somebody's neck, and that would be the end of it. I knew how that situation would end. I didn't know how the book would end."

40 posted on 06/05/2007 8:04:36 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (A wolf in sheep's clothing is much more dangerous than a wolf in drag.)
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To: johnny7
must be blond, corn-fed, Baptist Americans.

It's Eskimos, for sure. Global Warming is destroying their homelands.

41 posted on 06/05/2007 8:05:56 AM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: freema; Candor7

“I had looked around the plane for help, and all the younger guys had averted their eyes. When I asked the guy next to me if he was up to it, all he said was, ‘Retired captain. USMC.’ I said, ‘You’ll do,’ “ Hayden recalled. “So, basically, a couple of grandfathers took care of the situation.”


42 posted on 06/05/2007 8:07:42 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: johnny7

I tell ya, we have to stop letting those wild Amish people fly. They’re the ones causing all the trouble, yessirree.

What will it take for us to learn?


43 posted on 06/05/2007 8:08:22 AM PDT by trimom
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To: ColdWater

No mystery how they’ve stayed married for 42 years.


44 posted on 06/05/2007 8:10:47 AM PDT by ReignOfError (`)
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To: Starman417

A lot of Muslims are doing this, not so much to probe for terrorism, but simply because it amuses them to terrorize Americans.


46 posted on 06/05/2007 8:13:13 AM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: Kirkwood
How does going psycho constitute a probe?

You have someone else on the plane watching and taking notes on how the crew responds, so you know what to expect when you try something for real.

48 posted on 06/05/2007 8:19:40 AM PDT by ReignOfError (`)
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To: Alouette
"It's Eskimos, for sure. Global Warming is destroying their homelands."

Which we Capitalists, of course, created by driving our gas-guzzling SUVs and running our home AC units. So it basically comes down to it being all our fault.
49 posted on 06/05/2007 8:20:39 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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To: LouGuebrios
"I've said this before and got scorched for it. But it appears to me that this feminized, narcissistic generation of American "men" have become pansies. There are exceptions, thanks be to God, but overall I am amazed to see just how immature, dopey and narcissistic young males are today."

I agree with you and will probably be scorched right along with you.
50 posted on 06/05/2007 8:22:19 AM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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