Yeah...there will be hell to pay by the critics who have short memories about 911 & the war on terror we are in - will probably paint him as the poor bipolar sick guy that had mental issues and his mother didn't love him, he was just kidding,..blah blah blah!!!
Bottom line is the Air Marshalls did their job! Let all be warned if you charge at sworn professionals with guns down an airplane jetway yelling you have a bomb in your backpack, fail to follow vocal commands, then reach into the bag...you die, end of story! May or may not be a tragic instance, but not nearly as much as 256 innocent people blown to bits by crazed "bipolar" man that detonated his backpack bomb. Tough call for the Air Marshalls...I don't think so!