Posted at: 06/17/2013 12:58 PM
Updated at: 06/18/2013 11:00 AM
By: Jennie Olson
A passenger says a man who disrupted a flight from Hong Kong was ranting about national security and the CIA.
Jacques Roizen of New York says the man aboard United Airlines Flight 116 on Monday was clearly unstable and "very paranoid." Roizen says he and other passengers and a flight attendant jumped on the man and subdued him when he started reaching for his pockets about six hours from the flight's destination in Newark, N.J.
The FBI had said earlier that the man claimed everyone aboard was being poisoned but the agency now says it's working to clarify what the man said. Passenger Peter Jones of Washington says he heard the man claim he himself was going to be poisoned.
The FBI says the unruly passenger has been hospitalized.
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