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Male Model Accused of Threatening 'Murder' During Flight Lands in Court

Arash Durrani, a male model who had to be restrained following a alleged outburst in which he threatened to murder everyone on a flight bound for John Wayne Airport to appear in court Friday.

A male model was expected to make his first appearance in federal court Friday on charges of disrupting a flight from Chicago to John Wayne Airport.

Arash Durrani was arrested early Wednesday as he was being treated at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Irvine, according to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court.

Durrani was on a United Airlines flight from O'Hare International Airport bound for John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana Tuesday night when he allegedly got so disruptive the flight crew asked passengers to help restrain him, according to the FBI.

As the plane was readying for takeoff, Durrani allegedly left his seat and walked toward the first-class section, forcing the flight crew to cut short its pre-flight safety briefing, according to the FBI.

When Durrani was convinced to get back in his seat he refused to turn off his cell phone for several minutes, federal officials said.

``While the aircraft was in flight, Durrani continued to harass and bother the flight crew by repeatedly asking for more alcoholic beverages,''according to the FBI affidavit. ``Additionally, Durrani harassed the female members of the flight crew and several female passengers. At one point, Durrani asked a female passenger if she wanted to sit on his lap and offered drugs to the same female passenger.''

Durrani was also accused of grabbing his backpack and walking to the front of the plane yelling, ``I want to go home now,'' according to the FBI.

When he was refused alcohol, he shouted, ``I'm from Afghanistan and I will murder all of you,'' according to the FBI. It was then that one passenger, identified as Chris Long, told Durrani to ``go sit down,'' the FBI alleged.

Durrani allegedly sat across from Long, knocked over the soda on his tray table, pointed a finger in his face and threatened to beat him up, the FBI alleged. Durrani would not sit down, prompting the pilot to ask for help restraining him, according to the FBI.

As he struggled with passengers he shouted, ``I'll murder all of you guys,'' the FBI alleged.

Two physicians aboard the flight helped subdue him with an injection of Diazepam, according to the affidavit.

Durrani was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant issued in Los Angeles County last October, according to the FBI.

Durrani was expected to appear before a magistrate judge in Los Angeles federal court Friday morning, said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

- City News Service

Tennickly September 28, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Perhaps it's time to send these crazy fools back to where they came from.
Annette Schwerin September 28, 2012 at 05:46 PM
You didn't mention our David Truong of Mimi's Jewelry in Fountain Valley who was a MAJOR player in taking down the passenger.. He has been on the national news and in all the local papers . How do you write a news article for Fountain Valley and not include our hometown hero?
steve September 29, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Send his sorry ass back to his 28 virgins no one need him here-----
Leo September 29, 2012 at 08:01 AM
Before you people make a comment on this individul at the JWA, wait for more information, maybe he is one more of the millions mentally sick on this country, or perhaps one more with drugs problem.
steve September 29, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Leo Either way----send him back to Afghanistan---Problem solved !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CriticalThinkerInFV September 29, 2012 at 05:00 PM
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." Benjamin Franklin
tiny September 29, 2012 at 05:20 PM
No harm, no foul: www.youtube.com/watch?v=39YUXIKrOFk
Leo September 29, 2012 at 10:58 PM
Steve your solution is very poor, if the government will take that action, soon you will be living in a poor and isolated country with no respect. Why do you think we are World Power? well just because people in Washington do not lisent the ordinary people, they follow the International Law and even that they use some Makiavelic strategics, they always use a racional diplomacy
steve September 30, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Leo your right !!!!!!!!! get on the plane back home to the desert with him !!!!!!!!!!!!! 14 apice--ain't BAD ????
Leo September 30, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Steve, I understand your anger, many ignorant and ordinary people maybe 47% or more yes, you are right I should go to the dessert with stops in Dubai and the Arab Emirats, I have been there 3 times and is a luxury paradise, it is like a dream, the Malls, streets, buildings, restaurants, not many people know the magnificent, luxury and cleanes of those cities start earning and be more friendly and I can asure you they will treat you with dignity and respect, don't forgt we live in this wonderful country, but if you don't visit or learn the rest of the world you and many more people will be stop on time. By the way I'm not a Middle East person, I just have an International mind, and I'm an admired for Cultures and History around the Globe, also I love Justice before and after, regardles who it is.
steve September 30, 2012 at 10:29 PM
Leo---I too have been to Dubai---Saudi Arabia---Thailand---all over the world---but if this guy is so proud of Afghanistan to say---"I am from Afghanistan, and will murder you all"---Than send his sorry ass back home !!!!!!!!!! For some one who is such an admirer of culture and history---you have a poor grasp of the English language---maybe you should go back to Dubai and have your DESSERT in the DESERT ??????
Leo October 01, 2012 at 05:03 AM
The problem with 47 % + people in this country is that they feel that everyone must speak or write a perfect english, ( I thing is a trauma from your first years of school ) but their ignorance is so big that they do not know that well educated people in the government, embassys, foreign department politicians etc. etc. their foreign language speaking is terrible but they try to do their best, compared with the great mayority that their foreign language ability is 0, ashame of you and please don't tell me that you speak Spanish or Italian because I know that if you know how to say Si or Ciao you tell people that you speak Spanish or Italian, that is the real truh. 90% of the people in the US is in this category, hope this message will go to all the schools and lenguage teachers too.Hope President Obama and Michael Obama on their next 4 more years at the White House, they will create a better educational programs and include a mandatory foreign language for childrens, like Spanish, Chinese and Arab , not only to build an economic net for future business but most important to educated them to have a better understanding and to communicate in the future and create a world if not with peace but with friendship, adults men and woman with no brains should go in a free ride to the Arizona desert for a nice vacations, including a buffet desserts. THIS WILL BE MY LAST COMMENT, I HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE HERE AND GIVE MY COMMENTS
steve October 01, 2012 at 05:29 AM
Leo If you and your Male model buddy need a ride to the Airport---forget it---call a cab---have a pleasent flight to your land of 27 Virgins-----and get over your 47% CRAP___

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