Vigilance is a way of life, not a one-time event:
Update: Reports coming in this afternoon about three passengers who locked themselves in a bathroom on American Airlines Flight 34 from Los Angeles to JFK in NY this afternoon.
Dry run? Aborted terrorist attack?
Or yet another “misunderstanding?”
Three passengers caused a scare on a flight from Los Angeles to John F. Kennedy airport when they refused to come out of a bathroom.
A security official initially said fighter jets had been launched. Another security official said later that they had been set to launch and it was not immediately known whether they were in the air.
The three passengers on American Airlines Flight 34 went into a bathroom and were “not compliant.”
The passengers are reportedly now back in their seats.
The flight is set to arrive at JFK at 4:25 p.m. Investigators are waiting for the plane to land.
More updates via Twitter compiled here.
The plane reportedly landed safely at JFK; FBI confirmed that an air marshal was on board.
Update: 6:40pm …The incident has been deemed “not terror-related.” Just “some unruly passengers.”
Update 8:48pm Eastern….It was three men, according to this report.
I’d like to know their names, wouldn’t you?
Funny how you can scream “Allahu Akbar” at the top of your lungs and still have authorities proclaim your motives unknown.
It’s not the first time.