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Saudi Teen Indicted For Disturbance On Airplane After Praising Bin Laden


A teenager was indicted Wednesday after causing a disturbance on a US air flight from Portland, Oregon to Houston, Texas.


According to media reports, authorities arrested 19-year-old Yazeed Mohammed A. Abunayyan, who is believed to be a Saudi Arabian national. The incident occurred Tuesday night, and led to the Continental Airline flight to Houston being sent back to Portland.

Reports say the teenager refused to turn off an electronic cigarette, was “speaking or singing about Usama bin Laden and his hatred of women”. It’s also reported that Abunayyan attempted to hit a flight attendant and other passengers.

But there is more.

According to various media reports, police in the southern Oregon town of Ashland say they believe the suspect is the same teenager who led police on a slow-speed chase on Sunday that included the ramming of two police cars and nearly hitting a pedestrian.

Ashland press report that Abunayyan on Sunday was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, eluding police, two charges of first-degree criminal mischief, three charges of hit and run, six charges of reckless endangerment, and two charges of assault on an officer.


Abunayyan was released in Ashland after posting 10 percent on his $65,000 bail.

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