(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.