How passengers teamed up to restrain man on chaotic flight

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The Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) – A passenger who helped restrain a threatening man on a weekend flight from Los Angeles to Boston says the entire chaotic episode was over within seconds thanks to teamwork.

Federal authorities say the man tried to open an airliner’s emergency exit and then tried to stab a flight attendant.

Speaking Tuesday, passenger Simik Ghookasian says he heard the suspect make loud threats. Ghookasian says he was among five or six passengers who piled onto the suspect and took a modified metal spoon from him.

The suspect is expected to appear in court later this week after being arrested Sunday, when the plane landed in Boston.

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3/7/2023 4:50:02 PM (GMT -6:00)

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