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Man taken off plane for anti-Semitic threats

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(JTA) — A man was taken off a Detroit-bound airplane in Miami for making anti-Semitic threats.

Mansour Mohammad Asad stood up as Northwest Airlines Flight 2485 was taxiing and about to take off  Wednesday evening and said, "I’m a Palestinian and want to kill all the Jews," according to a police report, the NBC TV affiliate in Miami reported.

The plane returned to the gate, where Asad and three traveling companions were removed. Police reportedly used a Taser on Asad when he resisted exiting the plane, according to NBC Miami.

Asad, 43, of Toledo, Ohio, was charged with threatening a public servant, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The 144 passengers cleared the plane and reboarded, but were not required to undergo another security check.
 

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