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Unruly 'poison' airline passenger had worked at State Department

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 10:41 a.m. HST, Jun 18, 2013

NEWARK, N.J. » A State Department spokeswoman says a man who ranted about national security and repeatedly screamed "I'm dead" during a flight from Hong Kong to New Jersey once worked at the agency.

The spokeswoman today in Washington that the passenger ended his time at the department in 2006. She gave no details about his job or why he no longer works for the agency.

The man started screaming nine hours into Monday's 15-hour flight to Newark Liberty Airport. At one point, a passenger says, the man claimed people were trying to poison him. Passengers helped subdue him.

Passengers say the man was clearly not stable. The FBI says he was hospitalized after being taken off the plane.

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WKAMA wrote:
Not nice to have someone go bonkers during an overseas flight. Not very many places to land to get the nut off the plane.
on June 18,2013 | 10:56AM
cojef wrote:
The PRC had him their clutches and after garnering information on State Department protocols , through their famous torture procedures let him loose. By then his brains was all fried. This accounts for his unstable tirade. Just a movie plot. ha ha.
on June 18,2013 | 10:57AM
allie wrote:
flights like this drive everyone nuts.
on June 18,2013 | 11:20AM
aloha4aq wrote:
Too many loonies, sadly, because of drugs! This one is probably no exception. Citizens of this World, WAKE UP! Do you enjoy self-destructing? Get back to decency, honesty, integrity, and compassion.
on June 18,2013 | 01:18PM
hanoz808 wrote:
and what did the FBI do with him after???
on June 18,2013 | 01:28PM
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