Alaska Airlines plane forced to land in Seattle after passenger threatens to kill everyone

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SEATTLE – An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to land Saturday evening after a male passenger threatened to kill all other passengers on the plane, airport officials say.

laska Airlines Flight 422 left from Sea-Tac Airport at 11:10 p.m. en route to Chicago O’Hare, officials with the airline say.

Officials with the Port of Seattle say the incident occurred approximately 20 minutes after departure, causing the plane to return to Seattle and land.

Port of Seattle Police took the man into custody without incident once the plane landed and booked him into the King County Jail for harassment.

Video of the incident shows the man yelling, “I’m going to kill everybody on this plane. Die in the name of Jesus!”

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