Saleh Ali S. Alramakh, Unruly United Passenger, Indicted on Federal Charges
Saleh Ali S. Alramakh, a college student from Ohio, was indicted Tuesday on a count of interfering with a flight crew member or attendant, reports the Associated Press.
Alramakh, 21, was on a United flight from Chicago to Germany on July 8, when he went to the restroom and used an electronic device during taxi, according to Fox 8 Cleveland. Though reluctantly turning off the device and sitting down when asked by an attendant, he again returned to the lavatory to use the device during takeoff.
After leaving his seat for a third time, Alramakh reportedly hurled obscenities at and shoved a flight attendant.
The incident resulted in Alramakh's being restrained while allegedly trying to kick and spit on people. The plane made an emergency landing in Cleveland.
Alramakh was arrested by the FBI July 11, and pleaded not guilty in court July 12. He was held on $1 million bond, reports The Canadian Press.
The charge of interfering with a flight crew member or attendant is a federal felony. He was indicted in a federal court in Cleveland.
Alramakh is not the only one to get belligerent on a flight lately. In June, a fistfight on a United plane to Ghana led to an F-16 escort. And, in May, an American passenger had to be wrestled to the ground after pounding on the cockpit door.
Oh, and who can forget Octomom getting into a mid-air fight with actress Kristen Johnston earlier this month.
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