You won’t see this in the mainstream media and Obama definitely won’t comment on it.
A man accused of punching a flight attendant and threatening to blow up a flight en route from New York City to Palm Beach County was released on $50,000 bond Monday afternoon.
Alija Kucuk, 29, of Queens, must remain on house arrest with a GPS monitor at his cousin’s Boca Raton home.
He will be allowed to work at his cousin’s used car business in Fort Lauderdale and must obey strict rules, a judge warned him during a hearing Monday morning in federal court in West Palm Beach.
“The charge that’s against you is very serious …,” U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman told Kucuk. “People shouldn’t have to put up with people going wild on an airplane and attacking a flight attendant. It’s very scary.”
The FBI arrested Kucuk on Thursday night after JetBlue Flight 153 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport landed at Palm Beach International Airport.
Witnesses said he ran down the aisle of the plane shortly after takeoff, pushed two flight attendants out of his way and punched a third, male, attendant. Investigators said he used racial epithets and threatened to blow up the plane. Airline staff restrained Kucuk for the rest of the flight, and he was turned over to law enforcement.
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