Man accused of in-flight disturbance indicted

July 19, 2011 - 7:45 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A college student accused of disrupting a United Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Germany has been indicted in federal court in Cleveland.

Twenty-one-year-old Saleh Ali S. Alramakh of Akron is accused of refusing to sit down or turn off an electronic device and shoving a United Airlines flight attendant. He was indicted Tuesday on one count of interfering with a flight crew member or attendant.

Documents from investigators say the July 8 disruption forced a pilot to make an emergency landing in Cleveland and that Alramakh had to be restrained on the floor.

His attorney has said he is a well-liked University of Akron scholarship student.