Passengers Subdue Wacko Who Said He Had Bomb

Hip hop musician among heroes
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2009 6:54 AM CST
Travelers Los Angeles International Airport. A passenger who claimed to have a bomb on board a Delta jet was subdued by other passengers.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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(Newser) – A delusional airline passenger who claimed to have a bomb was subdued by other passengers as their Delta jet landed yesterday in Los Angeles. Among the heroes, the Los Angeles Times reports, was guitarist Chris Llewellyn, who performs with rapper Asher Roth. The 45-year-old passenger allegedly assaulted a flight attendant and tried to open a emergency exit.

"He was struggling hard-core," Llewellyn said. "I was holding down his arm. Somebody had a foot on his head. Everyone was holding down a different body part. He was going nuts. I was telling him to chill because he's not going any place. The whole thing happened in about two to three minutes."