Muslim suspect in cockpit threat on Honolulu flight was let go after earlier security incident at LAX

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Turkish man on board a Honolulu-bound flight tried to break into the cockpit Friday before being subdued by passengers and flight crew, who used duct tape, pillows and blankets to make sure he couldn’t get out of his seat.

The incident prompted U.S. Pacific Command to scramble two F-22 Raptors from the Hawaii Air National Guard, which escorted the flight into Honolulu International Airport about 11:35 a.m.

The man, identified as 25-year-old Anil Uskanil, was on board AA Flight 31, which departed from Los Angeles International Airport at 8:34 a.m. local time.

The Los Angeles airport police said at LAX, Uskanil was involved in a separate security incident and was detained but subsequently released.

h/t BNI