LawFuel.com – Attorney and Legal Newswire – MUHAMMAD ABU TAHIR TO APPEAR IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT IN DENVER TODAY TO FACE CHARGES OF INTERFERENCE WITH A FLIGHT CREW FOLLOWING HIS MID-AIR CONDUCT THAT FORCED A FLIGHT TO LAND IN COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO ON JANUARY 9, 2010
Muhammad Abu Tahir, age 46, of Virginia, will appear in U.S. District Court in Denver today at 3:00 p.m., before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya, for an initial appearance, where he will be advised of the charges pending against him. The hearing will take place at the Byron Rogers U.S. Courthouse, located at 1929 Stout Street, in Courtroom C-201. Tahir has been charged with interference with a flight crew as a result of his action aboard a commercial airliner on January 9, 2010. His mid-air conduct forced the commercial flight to land in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Additional information, including a copy of the criminal complaint and affidavit, will be released later this afternoon.
Contact Information: Jeff Dorschner at 303-454-0243 work, or 303-489-2047 cell, or [email protected]
Spokesman, Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado
303-454-0243 direct; 303-489-2047 cell phone