Yazeed Mohammed Abunayyan starting shouting and trying to hit a flight attendant
Portland, OR - A Saudi Arabian teenager who authorities say swung his fist at a flight attendant and praised Osama bin Laden during a flight from Portland to Houston has appeared in court to hear the charges against him.
An attorney for 19-year-old Yazeed Mohammed A. Abunayyan (ah-boo-NYE-an) told a federal judge in Portland on Wednesday afternoon that he needs more time to meet with Abunayyan before he enters a plea.
Attorney Phil Lewis was hired to represent Abunayyan, but would not say who hired him.
Ashland police believe Abunayyan is the same teenager who led police on a slow-speed chase in the Southern Oregon town on Sunday, ramming two police cars and nearly hitting a pedestrian. He was accused of drunken driving and assaulting an officer. He was released on bail Monday.