Death on the Jetway

A passenger's scary behavior leads air marshals to shoot him dead. Did they do the right thing?

Rigoberto Alpizar did not even want to get on American Airlines Flight 924 from Miami to Orlando, Fla., last week. And just minutes before the flight was scheduled to depart, he decided to get off. "I heard an argument with his wife," said John McAlhany, who was seated in the center of the plane, several rows ahead of Alpizar and his wife Anne Buechner. "He was saying 'I have to get off the plane.' She said, 'Calm down.'" Instead, Alpizar got out of his seat and, clutching a backpack, ran off the plane. Two federal air marshals onboard the flight followed him...

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