April 24th, 2011
06:54 PM ET

Plane lands safely in Rome after attack on flight attendant

An apparently agitated passenger attacked a flight attendant on Alitalia Flight 329 from Paris to Rome late Sunday and asked that the flight be diverted to Tripoli, Libya, the airline said.

Other flight attendants immobilized the attacker, Alitalia said, and the plane and its 131 passengers landed safely at Rome's Fiumicino airport, where the attacker was taken into police custody.

The flight attendant was taken to the airport emergency room for a check-up, the airline said.

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  1. denoes

    good easter

    April 24, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BaltimoreGeorge

    They should have tossed the terrorist off the plane (over Rome), not in Rome. What a joke, what a loser.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. animalluv40

    WHO CARES....NOT ENUFF DRAMA IN THIS STORY FOR IT TO MAKE HEADLINEING NEWS

    April 24, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Newsjunkie

      I just flew from Miami to Cairo on Alitalia. Maybe he just got tired of sitting on their very thinly padded seats.

      May 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BaltimoreGeorge

    Another jerk with no regard for decency or order. Maybe a good amount of jail-time would send the right message to anyone who disrespects the public's right to safe travel.

    April 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HooDatIS?

    WHAT A LOOSER, WHO IN THE HECK WANTS TO GO TO TRIPOLI
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/

    April 24, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dawg

    Nice kitty = sourpuss.

    April 25, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  7. RUFFNUTT

    In a way I can't really blame the man for doing what he did. I too am quite upset with the war in Libya and the unwarranted NATO intervention there and even more with the ensuing carnage caused by those ungodly drones deployed by the U.S. It makes one almost ashamed to even be an American!!!

    April 25, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      LAME FAKENUTT....

      April 25, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Harleydude

      Let's do this, you and I get on the same plane you attack a flight attendant, demand to go to Lybia. Then I get to subdue you.

      May 9, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • vince

      Lets you and I walk into the octagon and I'll ruff-your-nutt with the tip of my foot and then you can take your ashamed unamerican self to to tripoli and good riddence

      May 19, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Yakob Jozef

    Dr. Delhi needs a re-assessment on his math as well as doctorate. Adolf Hitler = Stalin = Lenin = Saddam H = M Gadhafi = Who's next? As a Libyan I'd thank anyone who would help us get rid of this great yoke of a crazy self-interested dictator ruling over a country for 40 years! Wake up you Delhi door mat

    April 25, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey

    No. In Italia, e' normale. Lui era agitato. Come simpatico!

    April 25, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. volunteeringforfun

    I see flight attendants are allowed to defend the plane and the other passengers but why not city workers in Washington. For example bus drivers are not allowed to intervene or even to call 911 if a fight breaks out. Transit station workers are also seen on the news allowing a girl to get beaten near a transit stop because the workers are not allowed to intervene or else they get fired. It is a messed up world.

    April 25, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Australian observer..

    Yakob jozef u forgot to add george w. bush to ur list...
    & for libyans to suddenly realise after 40 years that their 'leader' isnt a suitable one, then maybe the problem doesnt lie in the leader himself....
    PS: just wondering why the UN & NATO dont act on syria now, if they DO actually "care" about regime-change & human lives...

    April 25, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    Hail, hail, the gang's all here!

    April 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Babar

    Something like that would never happen in the U.S.A., what with the T.S.A. protecting everyone ...

    May 22, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
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