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
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Greg @ 5/10/2011 3:38 AM
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.
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