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Meet the Northwest flight 253 hero

His name is Jasper Schuringa:

Jasper_schuringa The passenger who tackled a suspected terrorist on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 said Saturday that he's "happy" to be alive.

Jasper Schuringa, a video director and producer from Amsterdam, told CNN how he helped the cabin crew to subdue Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old who reportedly ignited a small explosive device on board the plane Friday as it prepared to land in Detroit.

Schuringa said he heard a sound that reminded him of a firecracker and someone yelling, "Fire! Fire!"

But  he was only certain something was wrong when he saw smoke. He saw Abdulmutallab's pants open and he was holding a burning object between his legs.

"I pulled the object from him and tried to extinguish the fire with my hands and threw it away," Schuringa said.

He said he then screamed for water and pulled Abdulmutallab out of his seat and dragged him to the front of the plane.

Schuringa told CNN that Abdulmutallab seemed out of it and "was staring into nothing."

To ensure the suspect did not have other explosives on his body, Schuringa stripped off Abdulmutallab's clothes. He then handcuffed the alleged attacker with the help of a crew member.

Schuringa said the other passengers applauded as he returned to his seat and that he sustained minor injuries during the take down.

"My hands are pretty burned. I am fine," he said. "I am shaken up. I am happy to be here."

And your fellow travelers are happy you were there as well Mr. Schuringa.

His Facebook page is here... I suspect he'll get a ton of friend requests.



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Comments (13)

I sure hope he dont get tri... (Below threshold)

I sure hope he dont get tried by the ICC for the court of obama for hurting a terrorists

Yeah, poor guy is probably ... (Below threshold)

Yeah, poor guy is probably being investigated by Eric Holder right now. I'm sure Eric will find several reasons to have him arrested. "Hate Crime" comes immediately to mind.

"He saw Abdulmutallab's pan... (Below threshold)

"He saw Abdulmutallab's pants open and he was holding a burning object between his legs... Schuringa told CNN that Abdulmutallab seemed out of it and 'was staring into nothing.'"


Here's to the Christmas Her... (Below threshold)
Steve Real:

Here's to the Christmas Hero, Jasper Schuringa, of Flight 253! Hoo Rah! Hoo Rah! Hoo Rah!
The American people thankyou!

Awww poor wittle SAUD got h... (Below threshold)

Awww poor wittle SAUD got his panties in a wad.


Yeah, SAUD. How's that Blac... (Below threshold)

Yeah, SAUD. How's that Black Panther voter intimidation case working out? Oh, that's right, Holder DROPPED IT AFTER THE CASE HAD ALREADY BEEN WON.

A terror attempt on Barry's... (Below threshold)

A terror attempt on Barry's watch! .. Now You'll see Holder jump into action and pursue all involved.. Especially that Schuringa guy.

"Saud"? What "Saud"?<... (Below threshold)

"Saud"? What "Saud"?

Whatever the late, deleted "Saud" typed, it must have been good.

Oh, well. Another thread down the PC drain.


NOT that Garandfan and 914 aren't totally CAPTIVATING...


"Saud"? What "Saud"?... (Below threshold)

"Saud"? What "Saud"?

The SAUD hunched over his stolen laptop in Granny's basement waiting for the right moment to drool. Thats which SAUD!

It would have been much mor... (Below threshold)

It would have been much more satisfying to read about some terrorists elected official with wads of cash in their underwear go off prematurely and burning their genital permanently.

Far be it. . .and I truly m... (Below threshold)

Far be it. . .and I truly mean, far be it from me to ever find myself in the least bet harmonious with the generally execrable BryanD, but I came to this thread after the deletion also.

It has usually been the practice to leave the commentary framework intact with the offending and worthless message removed. Perhaps with a brief note from a moderator as to purpose.

It's just a bit confusing to read comments upon deleted comments. I do not mind at all seeing certain people put under a bit of restraint. Many more have earned such deletions including the entity with whom I have found myself in minor agreement with in this instance. I certainly never expect that to happen again. I feel like I should take a shower now.

"Saud"? What "Saud"?... (Below threshold)

"Saud"? What "Saud"?

SAUD SAUD everywhere a SAUD, breaking up the scenery, loading up the bong...

SAUD SAUD SAUD, cant You read the SAUD.....

And the SAUD said You have to have grannys permission to get logged on..

I wonder when Holder's "Jus... (Below threshold)

I wonder when Holder's "Justice" dept or the ACLU will file charges against this Dutch hero. After all, wasn't he interfering the Islamic "religious practices?"






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