A man shot and wounded on a Jetway at Miami International Aiport said he had a bomb, a senior administration official told CNN.
Sen. John Murtha
"As for the Brazilian running through the ticket hall, the leaked statement from a police officer ID's as Hotel 3 said that, as the male in the denim jacket had entered the tube station he had transmitted a request for directions as to whether or not this male should be detained. 'I received a reply instructing me to wait,' he said. This suggests an opportunity to stop Mr. Menezes; he wasn't running nor jumping over barriers....Mr. Menezes had time to sit down, one officer says he was actually pinned down to the seat. Two eye witnesses back this up. And the pathology report also suggests that he was killed sitting down. [PBS | August 18, 2005]
Alpizar was confronted by a team of federal air marshals, who followed him down the boarding bridge and ordered him to get on the ground, the official said.
Air marshals asked him to get off the plane, which he did, but when they asked him to put his bag down, he refused, Adams said. Alpizar then approached the marshals in an aggressive manner, at which point two or three shots were fired, he said.
while the particulars of the Menezes case were false the rationale is still present
A woman who said she was a witness told NBC television's Miami affiliate, WTVJ, that the man's wife had screamed "my husband, my husband," and said he had bipolar disorder and needed medication.
"Her husband ran through the aisle frantically. She ran after him and all of a sudden there were four or five shots," passenger Mary Gardner told the station by telephone.
The rest of the plane's 113 passengers were ordered off the plane with their hands in the air and sequestered for questioning.
Some passengers told local media they were treated roughly by police.
"They put a gun to the back of my head and said, 'Put your hands on the seat,"' the Miami Herald newspaper quoted John McAlhany as saying in a story posted on its Web site. "That was more scary than anything."
Passengers' luggage was taken off the plane and laid out in lines on the tarmac, where police dogs were led around sniffing for explosives, television images showed. At least one bag was blown up in a controlled explosion.
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