Passenger who yelled ‘Jihad! Jihad!’ is subdued by fellow fliers on Washington to Denver United Airlines flight

This is the dramatic moment passengers on board a United Airlines flight tackled a young man to the ground after he shouted ‘Jihad, Jihad’ and threatened to hijack the aircraft.

Flight 1074 to Denver, Colorado had to return to its departure airport in Dulles, Washington last night following a ‘disturbance on board’ and was met by law enforcement officials at the gate.

Shocking video later emerged online showing a young man with a bloodied face being pinned to the floor of the Boeing 737 by several passengers while frantically apologising and shouting in apparent fear as a police officer identifies himself and says he will be removed from the plane.

This sounds like mental illness.