Mansour Mohammad AsadÂ who disrupted a flight as it was leaving Miami by saying he wanted “to kill all the Jews” has been charged with threats against a public servant.
He’s also been charged with disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest without violence, NBC Miami reported today.
Passenger Mansour Mohammad Asad said “I’m a Palestinian and want to kill all the Jews,” and had to be removed by officers from the plane, according to police reports
Northwest Airlines Flight 2485 returned to the gate after Asad’s disruption, where he and three companions were taken into custody by officers. The three other men have since been released.
It was reported that Asad, 43, struggled during his removal and had to be tasered.
He is said to have threatened officers, used racial slurs, and was reportedly chanting in a foreign language.
After the inccident, the Transportation Security Administration released a statement saying, “While Northwest Airlines Flight 2485 taxied prior to departure from Miami International Airport (MIA), a passenger was heard making inappropriate remarks and acting disruptively.
“The flight crew made the decision to return the plane to the gate.
Local law enforcement and TSA met the aircraft upon its return and all passengers were deplaned.
“The passenger and three travel companions are being questioned by Miami-Dade County police.
The aircraft, bound for Detroit Wayne County International Airport (DTW), was swept with negative results and has been cleared for departure.”