'He was yelling: Don't come near me, I have a bomb' says bassist
A member of rapper Asher Roth‘s band has spoken about how he helped to restrain a man who claimed he had a bomb during a flight to Los Angeles‘ LAX airport yesterday (January 7).
As NME.COM previously reported, members of Roth’s band are alleged to have helped hold the unnamed man down until the plan landed safely.
The band were flying to Los Angeles to record an appearance on the TV show ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’.
Roth‘s bass player Chris Llewellyn has now given more details about the his involvement, telling the LA Times that he ran up the plane’s aisle after hearing a flight attendant screaming for help.
“We were all sitting in our seats,” said Llewellyn. “My boys had their headphones on. I turned around and got up and ran to the back of the plane.”
Llewellyn described how he, along with six other passengers and crew, jumped on the man.
“The suspect was yelling, ‘Don’t come near me, I have a bomb, I have a bomb!’,” he said. “We all jumped him. He was struggling hardcore. I was holding down his arm. Somebody had a foot on his head. Everyone was holding down a different body part. He was going nuts. I was telling him to chill because he’s not going anyplace.”
After finally being restrained, the suspect is then alleged to have asked what he was being charged with.
When someone jokingly answered, “assaulting a flight attendant,” Llewellyn explained that the man “flipped out” and was placed in handcuffs.