Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A Moment of Silence, Please

For Rigoberto Alpizar, the man killed today by a federal air marshall at the Miami airport. He claimed he had a bomb in his bag and ran off the plane. In fact, he was simply a bipolar patient off his medication. sigh....

Mary Gardner, a passenger aboard the Orlando-bound flight, told WTVJ-TV in Miami that the man ran down the aisle from the rear of the plane. "He was frantic, his arms flailing in the air," she said. She said a woman followed, shouting, "My husband! My husband!"

Gardner said she heard the woman say her husband was bipolar — a mental illness also known as manic-depression — and had not had his medication.

by John *Pain*, Associated Press writer

We may have more to say as this develops...

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