Man Disrupts U.S. Airways Flight: ‘There Is A Bomb In My Bag!’
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A passenger traveling from Munich, Germany to Philadelphia has been charged with disrupting the flight after making sexually suggestive comments to a flight attendant and threatening to “raise hell.”
Alex Nelson, 21, of St. Paul, Minn., has been charged with interfering with the flight crew after he allegedly said, “can I kiss you?” and made other sexually suggestive comments to a female flight attendant on Tuesday night’s U.S. Airways flight.
The flight attendant reports she initially thought Nelson was just anxious about flying.
Nelson, who was reportedly acting “oddly” during the course of the flight, allegedly then told the flight attendant, “we are all going to die, there is a bomb in my bag” and “I’m going to raise hell.”
A court document says two children were seated in the row ahead of Nelson and were extremely frightened.
According to the report, a nurse on board told authorities she suspected Nelson was under the influence of drugs, saw that he was sweating profusely and exhibited other signs suggesting drug intoxication, like Ecstasy or LSD.
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Two doctors helped to handcuff Nelson and restrain him in his seat until the flight landed in Philadelphia three hours after the altercation.
After the plane landed, authorities took Nelson to the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania for a medical and psychological evaluation.
When reached for comment, the Department of Homeland Security offered no comment. This incident remains under FBI investigation.
Reported by Ben Bowens, CBSPhilly.com