FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Retired Cops Tackle Yemeni Man Mid-Flight

May 09, 2011  | 

A Yemeni man was tackled by two retired law enforcement officers helping flight attendants, after he pounded on the cockpit door during a flight from Chicago to San Francisco on Sunday.

Rageh Almurisi, 28, went into a rage on American Airlines Flight 1561 and began yelling unintelligibly.

A retired U.S. Secret Service agent and retired San Mateo cop wrestled Almurisi to the ground, and a flight attendant slapped on plastic handcuffs. The man is not known to have terrorist ties.

Source: San Francisco Examiner


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Greg @ 5/10/2011 3:38 AM

Darned:

Mormons?

Jews?

Catholics?

Buddhists?

Democrats?

Republicans?

Pennsylvania Dutch?

Couldn't be a Muslim, that'd be profiling.

Timothy Reynolds @ 5/10/2011 5:40 AM

There are thousands of retired cops that travel in cars, buses, trains and planes. The Federal govt has seen fit to allow these

retired officers to continue to carry concealed weapons to help

protect not only themselves and their families but the general public. These officers did what they were trained to do! React for

the safety of all on board. Kudos and Commendations...Thank you!

mark haskins @ 5/10/2011 7:26 AM

Why hasn't the "lamestream" press covered this more? Another case illustrating why retired and current LE should be allowed to carry firearms on flights.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Michigan Trooper Hit, Dragged in Fatal Highway Accident
Michigan State Police motorcycle trooper Chad Wolf was killed Friday when he was hit and...
Former NYPD Commissioner Slams Mayor for Endangering City
Mayor de Blasio has endangered New Yorkers’ lives by abandoning stop-and-frisk — an...
Milwaukee to Equip All Beat Officers with Body Cameras
All Milwaukee police officers on the street will be wearing body cameras by the end of...
Video: Sheriff Clarke Blames President for "War on Police"
"I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to...
Milwaukee Chief Says Video of Young Men Waving Guns is Recruiting Tool
Police Chief Edward Flynn said a video shown in a courtroom last week of young men on a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine