NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Queens man has been charged after he allegedly punched a flight attendant and threatened to blow up the plane during a flight from New York City to South Florida.
A flight attendant for JetBlue Airways told the FBI he saw Alija Kucuk, 29, run down the aisle and push two other flight attendants out of the way.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed In Brooklyn, Police Questioning Person Of Interest
The flight attendant said he tried to calm the man down, but then Kucuk pushed him into a door and punched him in the face.READ MORE: Ahead Of Father's Day, Mets Host Families Who Lost Loved Ones On 9/11: 'It Opens Up The Wounds'
According to an FBI report, Kucuk used verbal epithets and racial slurs and threatened to blow up the plane during the incident.
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