Flight Attendant, Passengers Praised for Actions As Man Rushes Toward Cockpit

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July 05, 2017Jul 05, 2017

Uskanil’s actions were threatening enough to prompt two Hawaii Air National Guard fighter jets to escort the plane to its destination.

Federal authorities took him into custody upon landing in Honolulu.

According to Heavy, authorities also investigated a suspicious item associated with Uskanil on the plane.

Information has not been released stating what his possible motive was or if he has ties to terrorism.

Oddly enough, Uskanil had been already arrested just a few hours earlier at Los Angeles International Airport after police caught him trying to illegally gain access to the tarmac. He was given a date to appear in court but released.

“My biggest concern would be that this could be a dry run — what we call it in the security community when individuals attempt to test security,” warned National Center for Policy Analysis’ Dr. David Grantham, according to CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.

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