PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager on a flight from Portland to Houston swung his fist at a flight attendant and was “speaking or singing about Usama bin Laden and his hatred of women” as the flight turned around.
He was identified as 19-year-old Yazeed Mohammed A. Abunayyan.
Ashland police they believe he is the Saudi Arabian teenager who led police on a slow-speed chase in the Southern Oregon town on Sunday, ramming two police cars and nearly hitting a pedestrian.
He was accused of drunken driving and assaulting an officer. He was released on bail Monday
On Tuesday night, the Continental flight he was on returned to Portland. He was indicted Wednesday on a charge of interfering with flight crew members.