No bail for man accused of trying to storm cockpit

Sketch by Joan Lynch

May 10, 2011 3:12:54 PM PDT
The man who tried to storm the cockpit of an American Airlines flight heading from Chicago to San Francisco is being held without bail.

Rageh al-Murisi made his first court appearance Tuesday since the incident Sunday night.

Prosecutors told the judge that al-Murisi repeatedly yelled "Allah Akbar," which is Arabic for "God is great," as he ran toward the cockpit.

Al-Murisi is in the United States legally but holds a passport from Yemen.

Flight attendants, two retired law enforcement officials and an off-duty pilot helped subdue him.

Al-Murisi is charged with interfering with a flight crew.

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