Friday, January 25, 2008

Joyride: Teen Arrested In Hijack Plot Had Mock Cockpit In His Bedroom

Authorities are not sure whether he planned to crash the plane. And, of course, being that he is a teenager, we will not hear his name, even if it was Mohammed:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A teenage passenger from California was arrested in Nashville for plotting to hijack a plane from Los Angeles to Nashville, the FBI said Friday.

FBI spokesman George Bolds told The Associated Press the 16-year-old boy was removed from Southwest Airlines Flight 284 Tuesday night by authorities at Nashville International Airport and found with "suspicious" items.

Bolds said the teen had handcuffs, rope and duct tape in his bag and was believed to be traveling alone. The juvenile's name has not been released.

"His plan had a low probability of success," Bolds said.

Bolds said it has not been determined if the boy was trying to crash the plane. He said authorities searched the teen's home in California and found a mock cockpit.

The teen is believed to be suicidal, Bolds said. Bolds said he could not comment further on the teen's mental condition because he is a minor.

Interesting that authorities can say he was suicidal, but can not comment futher on his mental condition because of his minor status.

That is bullshit.

To say someone is suicidal is a profound comment on their mental condition.

I hate it when the "authorities" lie to us. Maybe I wouldn't hate it so much is they at least gave us the dignity of telling us believable lies.

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