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Man Makes Threat on Plane, Passengers Take Him Down at LAX

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A man apparently made a bomb threat and tried to open the back door of a Delta plane as it was landing at Los Angeles International Airport today.

"The passenger is reported to have made a threat aboard the plane and was subdued by passengers," LAX officials said in a statement. "The incident is under investigation by FBI agents and Los Angeles Airport Police."

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None of the 230 passengers of flight 110 are reported to be injured. Alex Rydzak, a design student who was on the plane, twittered the whole incident live:

  • Our plane is stopped on the taxiway they're asking for firefighters or police officers to come to the back of the plane
  • Someone apparently "lost control" at the back of our plane. Still sitting on the taxiway
  • Police escort to the gate
  • "Legal authorities" boarding plane right now
  • Captain is out here in the cabin on the phone. Legally cannot let anyone leave until police board
  • Police on board
  • 10 police officers and several suits onboard
  • One man in custody
  • Dragged by us in zip cuffs police have not cleared us to deplane
  • Just got the go ahead to get off the plane. Now I can finally go pee! Hahahaha! :D
  • Guy apparently tried to open the back door of the plane and said something about a bomb. That's a little more than I expected haha
  • Oh well I at least I'm here in LA alright and got to finally run to the bathroom