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SarasotaRepub
04-20-2009, 07:25 AM
(CNN) -- An armed man, described as "mentally challenged," took six crew members hostage after he barged onto a passenger jet at a Jamaican airport Monday and demanded to be flown to Cuba.

The gunman, believed to be in his early 20s, released all passengers and two members of the crew from the CanJet plane but negotiations continued Monday morning at Sangster International Airport in the resort city of Montego Bay to secure the remaining crew members' release.

"The hijacking is that from a mentally challenged youngster and not anything that would be of concern in terms of an international incident," said Jamaica's (http://topics.cnn.com/topics/Jamaica) Information Minister Daryl Vaz.

"His demand was to go to Cuba," he said.

LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/americas/04/20/jamaica.security/index.html)






Hmmm...DUmmy malaise lives in Jamaica...;)

Rockntractor
04-20-2009, 09:31 AM
He doesn't fit the normal description of mentally challenged. Crazy maybe !

noonwitch
04-20-2009, 10:59 AM
He doesn't fit the normal description of mentally challenged. Crazy maybe !


When I saw this on the news this morning, I suspected they were getting their terms confused. It's still okay to call crazy people "mentally ill".


I hope this ends with no bloodshed. It sounds like the guy really doesn't want to hurt anyone, or he wouldn't have let the passengers go. A gun with tranquilizer darts should do the job here.