Rageit Almurisi, American Airlines Passenger Pounds On Cockpit Door, Wrestled To Ground

by Kate Auletta Subscribe to Kate Auletta's posts Posted May 9th 2011 08:15 AM

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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.


The American Airlines incident wasn't the only one of its kind over the weekend. On Sunday, a Delta flight from Detroit to San Diego landed in Albuquerque, N.M. after a security scare. Also on Sunday, a Continental flight from Houston to Chicago was diverted to St. Louis after an Illinois man tried to open the plane door during the flight, the Associated Press reports.



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shirlwasher75

They probably got lost on the way to the restroom.

September 06 2011 at 12:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael Akers

I think our current 'security' indignities are starting to make people even more crazy than usual. you people need to stop living in so much GOD DAMNED FEAR.

May 11 2011 at 7:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TortugaDvr

God is great!! And we should help Rageit Almurisi meet him as soon as possible.

May 11 2011 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
horni

there gonna try to plane bomb us again you guys watch the islamic is gonna take down our country

May 11 2011 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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salemislam

good i hope they do

September 15 2011 at 4:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
judy jones

what happens if an american gets on a yemen flight and starts banging on anything???????We get shot. why not shoot the person and where are our men or women riding with a fire arm????

May 11 2011 at 3:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
watscrick

**** these people. We need to pass a law making it illegal for anyone with any kind of Islamic background or ties to fly. They just can't be trusted.

May 11 2011 at 2:50 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
thundersstruck04

I don't blame that one pilot that refused to fly with those Muslims on his plane. Too effing bad so sad. That is the legacy bin Laden left behind with his ideology. Now Muslims are hated and discrimated against even more. They had been stereptyped as terrorists long before 9/11 but that event and the other terrorist acts he commited just sealed the deal. Then you see them protesting against the USA after we kill him. They can all go to hell.

May 10 2011 at 2:26 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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shirlwasher75

I think they did and are and will.

September 06 2011 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
thundersstruck04

Why can't these idoits behave for a 3 or 4 hour flight? even a 6 hour flight is a no big deal. I have been on several 12 hour flights. I would like to see them endure Chicago or Detroit to Japan or Minnesota to China. They should just put a garbage chute on planes and fly over a nice big lake and "dump the garbage".

May 10 2011 at 2:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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shirlwasher75

probably constipated

September 06 2011 at 1:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chessienut

Looks like a test to me. This clown should be disappeared and no mention made of it. Perhaps he should be sized up for a suicide vest and dropped off in an appropriate spot. The jerks are winning by having our resources used up and our liberties taken away from us. He was most likely a lackey sent to probe our defenses and to alarm people. Bin Laden is laughing in his watery grave at our loss of freedoms he and our puppeteers have engineered.

May 10 2011 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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shirlwasher75

that's the height of water pollution, isn't it?

September 06 2011 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
integr8er

"unintelligibly" ???? Really, cause I heard an Eye witness say he yelled Allah Akbar (no I don't know how to spell it, get over it) So report rhe REAL story!!!! K?

May 10 2011 at 10:53 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

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