JetBlue Passenger Reportedly Choked Flight Attendant With His Tie, Begged To Be Shot

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Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images)The trend of disorderly and even occasionally violent passengers on flights this summer has been exacerbated in a big way by a recent JetBlue flight that allegedly saw a passenger choke a flight attendant with his necktie, attempt to break into the cockpit, and beg to be shot.Flight 261 from Boston to San Juan, Puerto Rico was about an hour away from landing when this incident occurred, CBS Boston reports. Unlike in many other cases of dangerous passenger behavior we’ve seen in the recent past, there does not appear to be any video of the event circulating social media, so we are relying on reports from passengers and investigators.Here’s a little more from the report: Investigators say Khalil El Dahr tried to make a cell phone call. When the call did not go through, he became agitated. He eventually rushed towards the cockpit yelling that he wanted to be shot in Spanish.Just as that happened, a flight crew officer opened the cockpit do
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