A Queens, NY man named Alija Kucuk assaulted three flight attendants and threatened to blow up a south Florida bound Jet Blue flight.
According to a flight attendant’s testimony to the FBI, the 29 year old Kucuck ran down the aisle pushing two flight attendants out of his way and punching another in the face, knocking him to the ground.
The muslim man then began to yell racial slurs and threatened to blow up the plane.
He is now being charged with interfering with a flight attendant and threatening to destroy an aircraft.
From CBS New York:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —
A Queens man has been charged after he allegedly punched a flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane during a flight from New York City to South Florida.
A flight attendant for JetBlue Airways told the FBI he saw Alija Kucuk, 29, run down the aisle and push two other flight attendants out of the way.
The flight attendant said he tried to calm the man down, but then Kucuk pushed him into a door and punched him in the face.
Read more at CBS New York
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