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hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

honolulu — after landing in honolulu on a flight from los angeles, passengers described a midair disruption involving an unruly man whose attempts to get to the front of the jetliner prompted flight attendants and passengers to subdue him. and fighter jets to escort the plane.passengers noticed him before the plane even took off.mark and donna basden were among the first to board the plane friday and found a laptop in the seat pocket of mark basden. the albuquerque, new mexico, couple assumed it was from the previous flight.a flight attendant said it must belong to a man in the bathroom.then a "disheveled looking fellow" walked out, donna basden said.mark basden handed the man the laptop, telling him it had been in his seat. he said the man scowled at him, took the laptop, opened it and closed it and then tried to sit in another seat in first class.donna basden said the man "clearly looked out of place," but he didn't say anything. the flight attendant asked to see his boarding pass, then when she looked at it she told him he was in row 35 and sent him to the back of the plane.about halfway through the six-hour flight, the basdens saw the same man, holding his laptop, with something over his head, which they thought was a towel or a blanket.the man, identified by law enforcement officials as anil uskanil, 25, of turkey, was duct-taped to his seat until the plane landed in honolulu and federal agents arrested him, passenger lee lorenzen said.the trouble with uskanil act...