Associated Press: A Yemen native accused of twice trying to barge through the cockpit door of a San Francisco-bound American Airlines flight yelled "God is Great," passengers said, prompting them to fear that he was plotting an attack.
Rageh Al-Murisi is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday on a charge of interfering with flight crew members and attendants.
In the court affidavit filed on Monday, Air Marshal Paul Howard said after being told that wasn't the restroom, Al-Murisi made eye contact with the crew member, lowered his shoulder and rammed the door. The crew member told Howard he then got between Al-Murisi and the door, but Al-Murisi kept yelling and pushing forward in an attempt to open it, according to the affidavit.
Al-Murisi, 28, of Vallejo, Calif., was subdued by the crew member and several passengers, including a retired Secret Service agent and a retired San Mateo police officer, and taken into custody after the flight landed safely around 9:10 p.m. Sunday at San Francisco International Airport, according to authorities.
Al-Murisi went toward the cockpit door about 20 minutes before the flight from Chicago was supposed to land, according to Howard's affidavit. He was yelling unintelligibly as he brushed past a flight attendant, witnesses said.
Maybe it's a good thing that Obama decided not to show the death photo of bin Laden. If nutjobs like this are going to board planes and go berserk now, one wonders if their behavior might be even more insane if the photo had been released. Talk about getting "po'd" about bin Laden!