by KHOU.com staff
Posted on February 21, 2012 at 10:05 PM
Updated today at 7:46 AM
HOUSTON—Charges may be filed against a man accused of causing a disturbance on a Continental Airlines flight bound for Houston on Tuesday.
Passengers said the man was a hassle from the beginning and once the flight took off, he tried to light an electronic cigarette.
Flight attendants asked the passenger to turn off the cigarette, but he refused.
Other fed up passengers helped subdue the unruly man while the pilot turned the plane around and headed back to Portland.
The passenger was taken into custody when the plane landed.
According to one of the passengers, the unruly passenger kept repeating, “Allah is great.”
The flight resumed and departed Portland around 2:05 p.m. The passengers finally arrived to Houston Tuesday night.