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Ga. man in plane disturbance under evaluation

JOE EDWARDS | 10/14/09 03:53 PM | AP

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An arrest report says a Georgia man caused a flight to make an unscheduled stop in Tennessee after he chanted Bible verses and kicked and flailed.

Authorities said Paul Marchuk III was under evaluation Wednesday in Tennessee a day after a Delta airliner headed to Atlanta from Seattle had to stop in Nashville. An arrest report says the 22-year-old began talking loudly and touching other passengers.

The report says the man from Canton, Ga., also wouldn't let a fellow passenger use the bathroom and told her that "his blood would be on her."

Six of the 178 passengers then helped a flight attendant subdue Marchuk about 15 minutes before the plane landed.

He has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Officials say he doesn't have an attorney.

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