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CRISIS AVERTED? Lawyers Say ‘ISIS Material’ Found on Airline Worker Who Allegedly Sabotaged a Jetliner

posted by Hannity Staff - 9.18.19

A federal judge denied bail this week to an American Airlines employee who allegedly tried to sabotage a commercial jet; citing new evidence the man had “ISIS material” on his phone at the time of his arrest.

“U.S. Magistrate Judge Chris McAliley imposed pretrial detention for 60-year-old Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani at Wednesday’s hearing. The new evidence presented by prosecutors includes that Alani has a brother in Iraq who may be involved with the Islamic State extremist group as well as statements Alani made about wishing harm on non-Muslims,” reports NBC Miami.

“FEDERAL COURT UPDATE: ISIS propaganda video found on phone of mechanic accused of sabotaging flight at MIA, prosecutors say,” posted ABC Miami on social media.

“Alani is charged with sabotaging a Boeing 737 with 150 people aboard at Miami International Airport because ongoing labor negotiations were jeopardizing his chances at earning overtime,” adds NBC. “The aircraft did not take off and no one was injured.”

Read the full report here.