Crime Aboard an Aircraft - Aircraft Piracy
Ambrose H. Montfort, Ambrose Montfort, Ambrose Montford, "Knight Stallion"
|Date(s) of Birth Used
||April 29, 1939
|Place of Birth
||5'9" to 6'0"
Ambrose Henry Montfort is wanted for his alleged involvement in the September 22, 1983, hijacking of American Airlines Flight 625 en route from New York to St. Thomas/St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands. Shortly after the plane took off, Montfort allegedly instructed a passenger to take a note to a flight attendant. When the passenger read the note, Montfort allegedly announced that he had a bomb and wanted to go to Cuba. Those on board the aircraft observed Montfort holding a small, plastic box with possibly a battery taped to its side and a wire or string that had a wire loop on the end through which he had placed his finger. Montfort's demands were relayed to the Captain of the plane, who then diverted his route and flew the plane to Havana, Cuba.
A federal arrest warrant was issued for Montfort in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, on June 28, 1984, after he was charged with aircraft piracy.
SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS