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Alija Kucuk: Man charged with punching flight attendant on flight from JFK to PBIA

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A man accused of punching a flight attendant and threatening to blow up a flight from New York City to West Palm Beach has been released on bond.

Local news media report that 29-year-old Alija Kucuk was released Monday on $50,000 bail and must wear a GPS ankle monitor.

Kucuk was on a JetBlue flight Thursday from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Palm Beach International Airport.

Witnesses say Kucuk run down the aisle, pushed two flight attendants and punched a third. The witnesses say Kucuk also threatened to blow up the plane.

Kucuk, of Queens, New York, was charged with interfering with a flight attendant and threatening to destroy an aircraft. Arraignment is planned Oct. 30.

A telephone message left by The Associated Press with the Federal Public Defender wasn't immediately returned.

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