U.S. air marshal kills plane passenger
A U.S. air marshal has shot and killed a plane passenger at Miami International Airport after the man warned that he had a bomb in his bag.
One passenger, Mary Gardner, told a Miami television station that the man ran toward the front of the plane.
"He was frantic, his arms flailing in the air," she told WTVJ.
She said a woman followed him, calling "My husband!" and told airplane officials that the man was bipolar and hadn't taken his medication.
This is what makes me want to *drive* to my vacation destination rather than take a plane. Of course, I would never ever in a million years even joke that I had a sparkler in my luggage, but still, the response is extreme.
It also brings me to a familiar rant: why do police and other security types shoot to kill?? Why don't they aim for a kneecap or a wrist? It's time to consider updating those targets at the shooting range because really, there was no need to kill this person. They only needed to stop him long enough to check his bag.