Plane Declares Emergency After Passenger Runs For Cockpit Screaming Jihad! Jihad! ➠ Passengers Subdue Him
(CNN) A United Airlines flight had to make a U-turn in the sky after an unruly passenger ran toward the cockpit screaming “jihad, jihad,” according to a government official with direct knowledge of the incident.
There is nothing, so far, in the man’s background to suggest he has a connection to terrorists, the government source said. Nor is his mental state at the time known.
Still, his words are alarming, coming at a time when the United States and its allies have been targeted by Islamist extremist groups like ISIS.
They were spoken aboard Flight 1074, after it left Washington Dulles International Airport to Denver International Airport on Monday.
Here’s video of the guy being held on the ground in the plane: More