Published On: Tue, Apr 30th, 2013

Ruben Jimenez, Texas man arrested after breaching airport security yelling ‘Jihad, Jihad’

A Texas man was detained on Sunday evening after breaching security at Dallas Love Field Airport yelling ‘Jihad’ numerous times, according to reports.

Ruben Martinez JimenezRuben Martinez Jimenez, age 36, was arrested Sunday on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to jail records.

Jimenez drove past the guard and entered a hangar. Police approached him as he was yelling “Jihad, Jihad…”

An officer who confronted Jimenez in an airport hangar said he appeared to be in “emotional distress.” They repeatedly ordered him to stand up and place his hands behind his back before he began to comply, police said.

As the officer attempted to arrest him, Jimenez pushed away and “began to resist by throwing his arms in air,” the documents said.

He turned and faced the officer in an “aggressive fighting stance” and the officer pulled out his collapsible baton, police said.

While waiting for backup, the officer said he overheard Jimenez “yell in an unknown language” and stated “‘jihad’ approximately three times,” the documents said.

Arresting officers took Jimenez to the airport police station, where he was interviewed by various law enforcement authorities, police said.

In the written statement, Dallas police officials said, “At no time were any passenger aircraft threatened by the suspect’s actions.”

He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, according to jail records.


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