Skip to comments.Ex-Police Officer Helps Subdue Two Men Onboard NWA Flight
Posted on 06/06/2007 10:23:34 AM PDT by Jeff Blogworthy
Suspects Began Screaming, Rolling In Aisle
What, exactly, happened onboard a recent Northwest Airlines flight from Minneapolis to Boston? That's the question federal investigators are now contemplating, while a former police officer is being called a hero for his role in subduing two passengers.
Boston's WBZ-TV reports Bob Hayden, a retired 28-year veteran police officer and former Lawrence, MA police chief, was a passenger on Northwest Flight 720 this weekend. Hayden says that even before the plane took off, one man started to act strangely -- pacing up and down the aisle, apparently aggravated. A flight attendant forced the man into his seat after he refused to heed the crew's requests to sit down.
After the plane took off, Hayden says the same man began screaming, before falling into the aisle. At first, Hayden says he thought the man was having a heart attack -- but when another man also started acting strangely, pulling luggage out of the overhead bin, it became clear to him something else was going on.
"He jumped out of his chair, laid on the floor, and started thrashing his legs and screaming," Hayden said. "People were nervous. The lady in front of me actually started to cry."
Flight attendants once again helped the screaming man back into his seat... but the passenger continued to yell throughout the rest of the flight. And when the plane's pilot announced the initial descent into Boston, things took yet another suspicious turn.
"They jumped out of their seats again, like something out of "The Manchurian Candidate, and did they're rolling on the floor, and yelling," Hayden said.
With the help of an ex-Marine onboard the flight, Hayden worked to subdue the men.
"We forced one into his seat, and the one on the ground, I flipped him over and landed him on his stomach," Hayden said. The two then buckled both men into their seats, and stood guard over them until the plane arrived at the gate.
Officials then took the men away for questioning, and for psychiatric evaluations. They are not facing charges at this time.
Hayden says he suspects the event was staged. For what reason, however, isn't clear.
Any identification of the whackjobs yet?
Why did the plane even take off if they were acting so strange?
Must be those danged holy roller Christians...< /profiling>
Congratulations liberals, feminists, & dhimmocrats; you've totally wussified the American Male.
Filipinos: “According to my interview with Hayden, the two, South East Asian men acting in consort were suspicious from the get go. “Before the flight took off, the flight attendants had to repeatedly tell the men to get in their seats.” The plane took off. Immediately after the Captain made the first announcement, Hayden told me that, “like clockwork, the first [SE Asian] guy got out of his seat and laid on the floor and started yelling.”
It won't be too much longer and the left will have us back to September 10th.
This comment is interesting:
>>>Hayden says he suspects the event was staged. For what reason, however, isn’t clear.<<<
This leaves many questions unanswered. How old were these men?|How were they dressed?| Were they swedish-’looking, or not?| Did they sp=eak with a swedish accent?| or not?| Did they have beards?| What kind of luggage did they have?| I surp=rised they weren-’t characterized as _”youths._”
Not even Calvinists are this bizarre. As your post implies, I suspect mohammadans.
I saw the interview with the retired cop on Fox News awhile ago. Two statements stood out. He said, “They were not of the same ethnicity as he”. And...”One lady on the plane asked him if he heard what the one guy said while throwing his fit...and when he said no.....she related he yelled ALL OF YOUR LIVES WILL CHANGE TODAY”.
They don’t make them like Hayden anymore. The new Lawrence Police Chief would have arrested Hayden.
You read my mind!
Sounds like their goal was to distract the passengers while someone else did something. There is little doubt that they were colluding. I would examine tapes of the parking garage area and see if they arrived together and who else was with them.
Well, the lives of all the people on the plane did change just a tiny bit.