An Ohio man who became loud and disruptive aboard a flight from Miami to Detroit -- at one point telling those around him he ``wanted to kill all the Jews'' -- was removed from the airplane before takeoff and arrested late Wednesday.
The man in custody is identified as Mansor Mohammad Asad, 43, who authorities sayposed no potential security threat.
Miami-Dade police say he caused enough of a ``disturbance'' that the pilot had to return to the jet-bridge. When Asad was taken off the plane to be interviewed by police, he threatened officers, made racial comments and charged an officer, authorities said. He was Tasered twice.
Asad was charged with threats against a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer without violence to his person.
The action taken by officials on the Delta Airlines flight comes at a time of heightened security at U.S. airports following the foiled terrorist attempt by a Nigerian to blow up an airplane on Christmas Day.
FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said the bureau was notified and concluded it was a local police matter. Also on Wednesday, military jets escorted a Hawaii-bound flight back to the Portland, Ore., airport due to a disruptive passenger. There was no known link to terrorism in that case, the FBI said.
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