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Man threatens United passengers

NEWARK, N.J. -- A scary situation unfolded on a United flight from Hong Kong to Newark at 30,000 feet.

A passenger on the plane started shouting threats to passengers midflight.

According to passengers on board, the man was ranting about national security issues, the CIA and spying.

Passengers had to help tackle the man, and bind him for the remainder of the flight.

"He didn’t' say he was going to blow up the plane. He didn't say he was going to divert the plane," said passenger Peter Jones. "He said he had some information on Ed Snowden and he was being taken to some safe house, never to be seen again."

While the plane was still in the air the FBI said the man had claimed everyone aboard the plane was being poisoned. That was not the case.

He was arrested as soon as the plane touched down.

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