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Jet halted at LAX; two men are removed by police
LA Times ^

Posted on 09/28/2009 12:53:13 PM PDT by mnehring

A plane was stopped from taking off from Los Angeles International Airport, and two men on board were taken into custody, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD Lt. John Romero said the men, who appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent, were acting suspiciously. A law enforcement source said at least one of the men ran into a restroom on the plane and appeared to hide while the New York-bound jet was taxiing on the runway, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing. The flight crew confronted the two men and made the decision to stop the plane before it took off, the source said. The men were taken into custody by heavily armed law enforcement officials. The plane has been taken to a remote area of the airport to be searched by a bomb squad, sources said. The LAPD's anti-terrorism unit and the FBI are on the case, but the source said it's too early to tell whether terrorism played any role in the incident. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said that she was aware of only one person being detained for questioning after the person failed to comply with airline safety regulations and directions of the crew.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: bathroom; lax; middleeastern; tm; unitedairlines

1 posted on 09/28/2009 12:53:15 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

..as a follow up that just broke while I was posting this- determined no thread and no charges.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/09/28/state/n114421D64.DTL&type=business


2 posted on 09/28/2009 12:54:41 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
The men were taken into custody by heavily armed law enforcement officials. The plane has been taken to a remote area of the airport to be searched by a bomb squad

Good work.

3 posted on 09/28/2009 12:55:06 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: mnehring
..correction to previous. No thread threat.
4 posted on 09/28/2009 12:55:09 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Nothing to see here folks, just the rop at work.


5 posted on 09/28/2009 12:55:17 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Please God Save The United States From Barack Hussein Al-Obama. Amen.)
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To: mnehring

I smell racism! (sarc)


6 posted on 09/28/2009 12:55:38 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: mnehring

Diversion at the very least.


7 posted on 09/28/2009 12:55:56 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: mnehring

Ammonites, I bet...


8 posted on 09/28/2009 12:56:05 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 250 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: mnehring

Dry run.


9 posted on 09/28/2009 12:56:09 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: mnehring

How long before Barack Hussein Obamah interferes with the FBI & Intelligence Community doing their duties?


10 posted on 09/28/2009 12:57:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: FTJM

“Dry run.”

You bet, and we are likely to see more of it/them.


11 posted on 09/28/2009 12:57:39 PM PDT by elpinta (Change: check. Hope: not so much.)
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To: mnehring
CAIR will file a civil rights lawsuit on their behalf before the end of the day.
12 posted on 09/28/2009 12:58:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: mnehring

theories?

1) explosive diarrhea. I’d run for the restroom too

2) Trying to create upset on the plane to get a reaction, to win lawsuit money


13 posted on 09/28/2009 12:58:17 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Mount Athos

..more theories...

3) Just an idiot

4) Dry run to see how people react

5) Drunk


14 posted on 09/28/2009 12:59:17 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring
"3) Just an idiot"

Good thing that's not a crime. Otherwise, we'd have plenty of empty office space at the Capital building.

15 posted on 09/28/2009 1:00:59 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: Richard Winton

Maybe it’s there and I just can’t see it. When did this happen? Today? Yesterday? Last week? A year ago?

Either I’m blind or you’re an idiot.


16 posted on 09/28/2009 1:02:22 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: mnehring

“It’s not terrorism” reflex bump


17 posted on 09/28/2009 1:02:41 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The President has borrowed more money to spend to less effect than anybody on the planet. " Steyn)
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To: mnehring
"   . . . testing the fences . . ."


---- Jurassic Park
18 posted on 09/28/2009 1:02:55 PM PDT by blues_guitarist (Obama is a putz! One black man's opinion . . .)
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To: Cindy; Oorang; Velveeta; Rushmore Rocks; LibertyRocks; nw_arizona_granny; LucyT

ping


19 posted on 09/28/2009 1:07:20 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: TexasCajun

With all the dem/nobama peeing on the CIA, I’m thinking these “broken terrorist plots” are a ruse by nobama gubmint to make the sheeple think nobama is really on the ball.


20 posted on 09/28/2009 1:08:09 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: null and void

Nah, had to be Moabites..............


21 posted on 09/28/2009 1:08:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: I see my hands

September 28, 11:19a.m.


22 posted on 09/28/2009 1:10:06 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: dusttoyou
I’m thinking these “broken terrorist plots” are a ruse by nobama gubmint to make the sheeple think nobama is really on the ball.

The left used to say the same when Bush was president.

23 posted on 09/28/2009 1:10:22 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: mnehring
This sort of thing seems to be on the rise lately...

...said the Freeper who is days away from taking a couple of flights from the Middle East to the US...

24 posted on 09/28/2009 1:11:17 PM PDT by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: mnehring

No Grey haired blue eyed American Great Grandmothers involved? It is VERY good they are going after the usual suspects.


25 posted on 09/28/2009 1:13:22 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Allegra
This sort of thing seems to be on the rise lately...

Hat tip to Pam Geller

Rash of BOMB SCARES ACROSS THE US

Nobody's talking about what appears to be an outbreak of bomb scares ....... this today and yesterday. Look at this, we are living in a state of siege.


(09-28) 12:22 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's Transbay Terminal reopened shortly after noon after a suspicious package found aboard a Muni bus was found not to be a bomb, authorities said

The terminal at First and Mission streets was ordered evacuated at 11:19 a.m., said Lt. Mindy Talmadge of the Fire Department. Mission Street between Second and Beale streets was also closed.

FLORIDA: Police still investigating bomb scare at New Port Richey supermarket

NEW PORT RICHEY - While New Port Richey police officers investigate leads, they aren't releasing much new information about the bomb scare at a Sweetbay Supermarket.

"We're following up with some that we're hopeful could lead to the identification of the suspect," Capt. Jeffrey Harrington said this afternoon.

He said police didn't want to impede the investigation by releasing information too early.MASSACHUSETTS: Bomb scare evacuates Westfield Wal-Mart

A bomb scare at a Wal-Mart in Westfield on Sunday afternoon leads to an evacuation. Police and fire crews arrived on scene to find employees and customers scattered through the parking lot. According to witnesses, they say someone called in a bomb threat saying it would detonate at 6:30pm. A device was discovered, but nothing exploded.

A stretch of Business 98 in Springfield was shut down for almost two hours Sunday as authorities investigated a suspicious package at the local Goodwill. The Bay County Sheriff's bomb squad was called in, along with Springfield Police and Fire-Rescue.

TEXAS: Bomb scare in Laredo shuts down 3 city blocks

AP Authorities say a bomb scare in downtown Laredo shut down three city blocks while a suspicious object was removed from the courthouse. ...

NEW YORK: Wall  Street Bomb Scare

... drew a bomb-squad investigation Thursday that closed several blocks surrounding the NYSE for about an hour just after the closing bell. ...

26 posted on 09/28/2009 1:13:57 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: milford421
Thanks. Yeah, I read "Monday morning" in the second article.

27 posted on 09/28/2009 1:14:37 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: mnehring

This is outlandish overreaction. When somebody runs to the lavatory on an airplane just before take-off, ignoring flight attendants’ instructions to return to their seat, the obvious assumption should be that the person had an emergency related to bodily functions. The situation should be reported to the control tower, per a need to delay take-off. Then have flight attendants wait a reasonable length of time and make reasonable efforts to communicate (understanding that a non-English speaker may not be able to come up with the English words for “diarrhea” or “major menstrual leak”) to try to find out what the problem is and whether the passenger may need medical attention, BEFORE treating the situation like a potential terrorist threat. We really need to start employing some common sense or the terrorists will win without ever committing another terrorist act. Why would a terrorist engage in patently obvious disruptive behavior BEFORE a plane takes off?


28 posted on 09/28/2009 1:15:05 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: milford421

11:19am PST


29 posted on 09/28/2009 1:15:37 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: milford421

Thanks, Milford.

Testing??


30 posted on 09/28/2009 1:16:33 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: mnehring

Listing to local news it might have been a case of a bad burrito.


31 posted on 09/28/2009 1:16:36 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Your It.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

There were two people involved and in addition to the bathroom incident, people said they were acting suspiciously. Now, did we have two people who had choreographed explosive diarrhea? How does that dance work?


32 posted on 09/28/2009 1:17:12 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Mount Athos
1) explosive diarrhea.....

There's a whole new perspective on that after the recent terrorist tried to blow up a plane by detonating an anally-inserted explosive into his too-stupid-to-live rectum. Rectum? It didn't nearly, it danged DID kill him!

33 posted on 09/28/2009 1:19:21 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (There are four boxes used in defense of liberty: Soap, ballot, jury, & ammo. Use in that order.)
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To: I see my hands

No problem.


34 posted on 09/28/2009 1:20:13 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: mnehring
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said that she was aware of only one person being detained for questioning after the person failed to comply with airline safety regulations and directions of the crew.

Probably the inital report was garbled. Most likely, the two people were travelling together, but only one bolted for the lavatory.

35 posted on 09/28/2009 1:20:18 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Rushmore Rocks

“Testing??”

Always testing....many times playing w/us.


36 posted on 09/28/2009 1:21:15 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: OB1kNOb

what a mess that wuold make.


37 posted on 09/28/2009 1:23:44 PM PDT by rahbert
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To: mnehring

Next step will be human bombs.


38 posted on 09/28/2009 1:34:47 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: dusttoyou
You can bet our enemies realize there is now a Liberal Wimp in the Whitehouse.


39 posted on 09/28/2009 1:41:36 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GovernmentShrinker

‘’’Why would a terrorist engage in patently obvious disruptive behavior BEFORE a plane takes off?’’’


Oh, maybe, to create terror?

How do you think the passengers felt? Maybe you should email your comments to those folks.


40 posted on 09/28/2009 1:53:27 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: mnehring

What! This is outrageous. This is profiling. Why, I’ll bet these guys had dark beards. I’m calling Madame Pelosi/sarc


41 posted on 09/28/2009 1:58:33 PM PDT by Signalman
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” I’m calling Madame Pelosi/ “

That’s profiling!!

Just because she lives in DC, and is horrendously ugly, and has the humility of a Mao - doesn’t mean she necessarily represents anybody.....


42 posted on 09/28/2009 2:03:33 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Allegra

My MIL is flying into Tel Aviv tomorrow on Delta. My wife is a nervous wreck.


43 posted on 09/28/2009 2:24:27 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: All

More details...

Note: Video included.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/news/ci_13438302

“Passenger thrown off flight after forcing LAX jet to taxi back”

By Art Marroquin Staff Writer
Posted: 09/28/2009 01:16:26 PM PDT

SNIPPET: “Airport police, FBI agents and Transportation Security Administration officials took the man and his traveling companion into custody for questioning, according to Castles and FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

“There is currently no identifiable threat to the plane or the passengers,” Eimiller said. “The passenger is being interviewed in connection with the incident and is cooperative.”

TSA agents rescreened all passengers and their baggage before they were placed on the same plane and took off for New York about 12:15 p.m., said Robin Urbanski, a spokeswoman for United Airlines.

The man and his travelingcompanion were not allowed back on the plane because of his failure to comply with the flight crew’s instructions, Urbanski said.

“This is a lesson in ensuring passengers follow the instructions of the flight crew,” Castles said. “The reason they tell you to remain seated while the plane is moving is because the pilot could hit the brakes and the passenger could fall down or bump their heads. It’s a lot like being on a moving bus.””

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Previously...

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/28/Two-men-on-jet-arrested-at-LAX/UPI-94161254169015/

“Two men on jet arrested at LAX”

Published: Sept. 28, 2009 at 4:16 PM

SNIPPET: “LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) — Two men aboard a jetliner were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Monday, authorities say, apparently for suspicious behavior.

Los Angeles Police Department Lt. John Romero said the two men, who appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent, were taken into custody by security personnel, the Los Angeles Times reported.:


44 posted on 09/28/2009 2:32:26 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: AlmaKing

The “terror” was created by the overblown response, not by the guy running to the bathroom.

Terrorists have no use for commercial passenger planes that are still on the ground. If he was planning to hijack the plane, he’d have waited a few minutes until it was airborne, to start being disruptive.


45 posted on 09/28/2009 2:52:18 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: TexasCajun

You can bet our enemies realize there is now a Liberal Wimp in the Whitehouse

He be dare fren, you know.


46 posted on 09/28/2009 3:07:00 PM PDT by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: FTJM

My thought exactly.


47 posted on 09/28/2009 3:38:27 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: dusttoyou

No, he supports them. There will be no retribution as he is Muslim from Kenya and Indonesia.


48 posted on 09/28/2009 4:32:02 PM PDT by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: GovernmentShrinker

“Terrorists have no use for commercial passenger planes that are still on the ground. If he was planning to hijack the plane, he’d have waited a few minutes until it was airborne, to start being disruptive.”

I agree in part with your assessment. While suspicious behavior may indeed be noted prior to a hijacking, I don’t think that a jihadist bent on a mission would advertise his intentions so conspicuously. I do not believe, however, that the actions of these 2 was innocent.

These 2 men were either playing, setting up a lawsuit, or, on a more sinister note, attempting to diminish response...


49 posted on 09/28/2009 8:28:39 PM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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