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Published: Saturday, 1/9/2010

Bond set for Toledo man taken off flight

FROM BLADE STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES

MIAMI - Bond was set at $210,000 Friday for a North Toledo man who was taken off a Detroit-bound jet at Miami International Airport and arrested after making anti-Semitic threats.

Mansor Mohammad "Mickey" Asad, 43, of 1216 Ontario St. was held Friday in Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Miami, in lieu of 10 percent of the bond, Janelle Hall, a Miami-Dade Corrections Department spokesman, said.

Friday, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko put Asad under house arrest, meaning that if he posts bond, he must wear a monitoring device, Ms. Hall said.

Asad was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest without violence, both misdemeanors, and threats against a public servant, a felony. He was arrested Wednesday night at the Miami airport after Northwest Airlines Flight 2485 returned to a gate after taxiing onto a runway.

A Northwest pilot said a passenger was disruptive and made such statements as, "I'm a Palestinian and I want to kill all the Jews."

Authorities said the incident doesn't appear terrorism-related.

Asad's attorney, Frank J. Gaviria, said he will ask the judge for a bond reduction. Mr. Gaviria said Asad is not a flight risk; the bond amount is excessive, and the incident was a misunderstanding. Asad is to return to court Jan. 27.



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