Port of Seattle Police arrested a man accused of threatening other passengers on an Alaska Airlines flight headed to Chicago late Saturday night.
The incident occurred shortly after Alaska Airlines Flight 422 took off at 11:10 p.m., said Peter McGraw, spokesperson for the port. The man was apparently unarmed and no one was injured.
“The man became extremely belligerent and physically aggressive during the ascent,” Ray Lane, external communications manager for Alaska Airlines, said in an email.
Video from a passenger shows the man walking in the aisle and shouting that he would kill everyone on board “in the name of Jesus.” The man was wearing a face mask, as were other passengers.Video from a passenger onboard Alaska Airlines Flight 422 from Sea-Tac to Chicago Saturday night shows a man threatening other passengers before being subdued by other passengers and flight crew members.
Flight crew, two passengers and a law-enforcement officer who happened to be on board quickly subdued the man, Lane said.