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Suspect in mid-air scare claims he suffered panic attack

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A man, who authorities, say forced a Southwest Airlines plane to make an emergency landing in Omaha over the weekend will remain behind bars.

Joshua Suggs told a judge Wednesday he wasn't going to harm anybody.

He's accused of trying to open a door in the middle of a flight.

Other passengers on the flight from Chicago to Sacramento stopped him. They also say it appears his eyes were dilated.

Suggs attorney says his client suffered a panic attack and he requested a mental exam.

A pilot told an Omaha news station that it would be impossible to open an exit door while in flight because of the extreme pressure.

He says even the $6,000,000 man couldn't open it.

Suggs is scheduled to appear again in court next week.

If he's convicted, he could potentially get 20 years behind bars.

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