Three men were removed from a flight on United Airlines
for causing disturbance. There was a clue given here:
A Portland, Ore.-bound flight made a "level two emergency" stop in Chicago Tuesday night after passengers said three men, reportedly of Middle Eastern descent, were acting strangely, even fighting with flight crews.
At least one of the men walked back to the area of the plane where flight attendants work, laid down and began complaining of illness. That man engaged in "some sort of altercation" with the flight attendant, a passenger said.
At one point another man, who was pacing back and forth in the aisles, also got into a "verbal altercation" with a flight attendant, according to a passenger.
Other men of “Middle Eastern descent” were passing notes and “writing in their notebooks,” a source told NBC Chicago.
United contacted officials at O'Hare and alerted them that the flight, which originated in Washington D.C., would stop. The flight was diverted to Chicago.
Three passengers were removed from the aircraft, and the remaining passengers were re-screened through security, before being sent on their way.
Passengers arriving at Portland told NBC affiliate KGW they were aware of problems during the flight. Cliff Robinett described the incident as “strange goings on in the back of the plane."
Another passenger, Lydia Omelchenko, said the three individuals removed were “strange people.”
Robinett said the man was lying on the floor in the back of the plane did not speak English, and an interpreter had difficulty translating. Robinett said a doctor on the plane also tried to assist the passenger.
And the next disturbing case took place at Camp Pendleton
, where 3 "middle eastern men" in 2 different cars caused disturbance (via Jihad Watch
and Pamela Geller
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KABC) -- A security alert was reportedly issued at Camp Pendleton after three Middle-Eastern men in two vehicles drove onto the base under suspicious circumstances Saturday night around midnight.
The drivers said they didn't know each other, but both said they were lost and trying to get to Glendale.
One of the drivers reportedly ignored orders to wait at the main gate and drove onto the base.
A search turned up no weapons.
But an airbag had been pulled out and reattached with duct tape and wires were hanging free.
The next morning the other driver returned to the base and said he made a mistake and was trying to get onto Interstate 5.
A background check showed that the men all had clean records.
I don't think they do anymore. There should be a law enforced against dry run disturbances to make clear that even pulling a false alarm can result in serious charges. And why was the gate left open for the cars to drive through? That's exactly what could've allowed disaster to happen, if this wasn't a dry run.
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