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No charges for man who disrupted Vegas flight

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:21 a.m. HST, Jun 17, 2014

ROMULUS, Mich. >> The FBI says an air traveler won't face criminal charges after his agitated behavior led a JetBlue pilot to divert his New York-to-Las Vegas plane to Detroit.

A cellphone video shows the man shouting and ignoring pleas to calm down Saturday.

Flight 211 from Kennedy International Airport landed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan, and the man was taken for medical evaluation. The flight continued on to Las Vegas.

FBI spokesman David Porter in Detroit told MLive.com on Monday that the man underwent an examination and was sent home Sunday.

Porter says there was never any threat to the aircraft and says flight attendants quickly handled the situation.

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Mike174 wrote:
Really? Why not?
on June 17,2014 | 06:28AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
I'm guessing it could be a number of things. (And I'm just guessing)

1) it may be that yelling on an airplane, though annoying, is not actually illegal and considered protected free speech.

2) or the man may have a medical condition or mental illness that explains his behavior.

on June 17,2014 | 06:40AM
krusha wrote:
The airlines should sue that guy for any expenses occurred from diverting the flight. Every time stuff like this happens, give the airlines more excuses to up the fees they charge the passengers...
on June 17,2014 | 07:05AM
cojef wrote:
What about the passengers that had to put with all the inconveniences. Plus the bad press release received by he airlines. Not even a slap on the wrist. My kindergarten teacher even made me sit in the corner for awhile for not behaving back in the 30's..
on June 17,2014 | 08:20AM
rayhawaii wrote:
They want to sentence a Japanese citizen to 20 years in prison for drinking too much and hitting a flight attendant and then realized he shouldn't of done that and he gets on his hands and knees and apologizes over and over. Then this Vegas guy makes a plane turn around with no charges. Come on. Give the man and his wife from Japan some compassion and give them a well deserved honeymoon all expenses paid.
on June 17,2014 | 08:45PM
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