- Associated Press - Thursday, February 20, 2014

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in North Texas say they had to pull a suspect in a hit-and-run accident off a plane as he was trying to flee the United States.

Arlington police say Omar Bashir Mohammed was detained Wednesday night at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Police spokesman Lt. Christopher Cook says the 25-year-old Mohammed was on board a plane when he was detained by police.

Cook says Mohammed was trying to flee to the Middle Eastern country of Jordan.

Authorities say Mohammed hit a pedestrian on a sidewalk with his car on Saturday. He’s accused of one count of an accident involving serious bodily injury.

The man, who is in his 70s, was hospitalized in serious condition.

Mohammed did not have an attorney in online jail records or a listed phone number.



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