Rageit Almurisi, American Airlines Passenger Pounds On Cockpit Door, Wrestled To Ground
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Rageit Almurisi, a 28-year old man with a Yemeni passport, started yelling "unintelligibly" as he brushed past flight attendants and started banging on the cockpit door on American Airlines flight 1561.
A male flight attendant tackled Almurisi. Sergeant Michael Rodriguez of the San Francisco Police Department said that the flight attendant "asked for help; a couple of passengers joined in. They were able to get him to ground and a flight attendant put him in plastic handcuffs."
Almurisi was taken into police custody upon landing safely at 9:10 pm.
He was charged with interfering with flight crew, which is a federal offense.
Almurisi sustained some bruises in the scuffle and was checked into a local hospital before being taken to the San Mateo County Jail.
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