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Mon, May 9, 2011 -- 6:04 AM

Unruly Passenger ... Pipeline Testing


Unruly Passenger Disrupts Flight Before SFO Landing
A man is in San Mateo County Jail this morning after allegedly disturbing a San Francisco-bound flight: at one point, banging on the cockpit door. It happened on American Airlines Flight 1561 from Chicago. Authorities say 28-year-old Rageit Almurisi was yelling incomprehensibly and had to be wrestled down about ten minutes before landing. Almurisi has a Yemeni passport, though it's unclear if he is from Yemen. His motive is also unclear, and investigators have not said if the young man has any ties to terrorism.

PG&E Begins Testing Gas Pipelines With Pressurized Water
Today PG&E is scheduled to pressure-test a section of natural gas pipeline in Mountain View. It's the first of more than a hundred hydrostatic tests planned for older pipelines. The process involves venting gas out of the pipe, cleaning it, pressurizing it with water, then draining the water and testing it for toxins. The public can go to PG&E's website to see where hydrotesting is planned.

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