Suspect Arrested at Airport After Reported Antisemitic Rant on Atlanta-Bound Plane
A man was arrested at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta on Wednesday following an antisemitic rant on a Delta Airlines flight.
According to witness Jordan Dale, “Today a man on my plane went on an anti-Semitic tirade and demanded ‘all Jews raise their hands’ so he could ‘identify them.'”
Dale filmed the man’s arrest, in which three police officers attempted several times to subdue him as he yelled, “What did I do wrong?” and “I’m not a bad person!”
An officer told him, “You’re making it worse for yourself.” The policemen were polite throughout and succeeded in arresting the man without using violence.
The man was later identified as 37-year-old David Toaff. He has been charged with obstruction and disorderly conduct.
Contacted by Atlanta NBC affiliate Channel 11, Delta only said that police were called “due to a customer’s behavior on board the flight.”