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A hero emerged from Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day and his name is Jasper Schuringa. The resident of Amsterdam sprang to action after suspected Nigerian terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab ignited an explosive device while the plane was getting ready to land in Detroit.

In an interview with CNN, the young man related that he heard a loud bang that sounded like a firecracker, followed by someone screaming: “Fire! Fire!” Schuringa leaped over several seats and saw the suspect holding a burning object between his legs. Jasper pulled it from him and ordered others to douse it with water. He then pulled Abdulmutallab out of his seat and dragged him to the front of the plane.

Schuringa pulled off the suspects clothing to search for other devices and continued to subdue the terrorist while a crew member secured him in handcuffs.

See suspect background, photos and video here.

View Jasper Schuringa Facebook photo and interview video below.