An Alaska Airlines flight en route from Atlanta to Seattle was diverted to Spokane after a man threatened the flight’s safety to one of the flight attendants on Wednesday.
Alaska Airlines said the plane landed safely in Spokane at 5:15 p.m
The man on board reportedly threatened to set off a bomb when the plane landed in Seattle. That̵[ads1]7;s when the decision was made to land in Spokane, where the man was arrested by local police.
The captain came over and said, ‘I can’t say much, but a guy in first class told the flight attendants that if we make it into Seattle, he’s got a bomb and he’s going to drop it if we land in Seattle.’ described a witness.
Alaska Airlines said there were 177 passengers and six crew members on board.
“We appreciate your patience and understanding during this situation. We are working to get them to Seattle, their original destination, as quickly as possible. We are grateful for the professionalism and care of our flight attendants and pilots throughout this incident,” Alaska Airlines said .