USA: man who helped to stop "underwear bomber" sues for USD 10 million

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In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Dec. 21, Theophilus Maranga says he "risked his life" by jumping on the would-be bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian man who attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound flight from Amsterdam with a bomb stashed in his underwear. The lawsuit says Maranga lost a tooth and suffered injuries to his ribs, permanent numbness in his hands and a pain in his neck that hampers his movements. It accuses Delta Air Lines and Air France-KLM of negligence for "allowing a bomber to board their aircraft with an explosive device." The lawsuit also names Abdulmutallab, who has confessed to attempting to bomb the plane, as a defendant.

Case: Maranga v. Abdulmutallab et al, 1:2011cv09397 find further case details here>>.

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