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One man arrested after making false security threat on Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle

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SEATTLE – A spokesperson with the Port of Seattle says a man is in custody after he called in a false security threat on an Alaska Airlines flight departing from Seattle Saturday morning.

The flight was bound for Ketchikan.

The Port of Seattle says all passengers deplaned and the plane was taken to a secure location for further investigation out of an abundance of caution.

All passengers are being scheduled for the next available flight.

Alaska Airlines released the following statement on the incident:

“A disruptive passenger was removed from flight 65 prior to take-off this morning, after making a security threat. The male passenger was taken into custody by Port of Seattle Police in cooperation with federal law enforcement, who later determined the threat was false. The aircraft has been carefully screened and released by security. We’ve swapped aircraft and are working to get our guests on their way shortly."

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