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Passenger restrained on US flight after shouting 'jihad, jihad!'

Passengers onboard a United Airlines flight from Washington to Denver on Monday evening had to tackle an unruly fellow traveller who jumped out of his seat and ran down the aisle towards the cockpit screaming “jihad, jihad”.

The pilots on the flight were forced to place an emergency alert call before making a U-turn and head back to Washington Dulles airport while the other passengers held the man down.

Passenger restrained on US flight after shouting 'jihad, jihad!'