Alaska Airlines flight makes an emergency landing in Seattle after passenger threatens to ‘kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man’

  • Video shows the man moving through the cabin of Flight 422 bound for Chicago O’ Hare yelling that he is going to ‘kill everybody’ and to just ‘accept it’
  • He yells that he’ll ‘kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man’
  • Multiple times in the video from Saturday he shouts ‘die in the name of Jesus’
  • ‘The man became extremely belligerent and physically aggressive during the ascent,’ an Alaska Airlines spokesperson said about what occurred after 11.15pm 
  • Three passengers, including a law enforcement officer, and a flight attendant helped to subdue the man 
  • The plane returned to Seattle-Tacoma Airport, the flight was canceled and the remaining passengers were booked on another flight to Chicago
  • The suspect was being investigated on suspicion of harassment 

An Alaska Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Seattle, Washington on Saturday after a passenger threatened to kill everyone on board.

Video footage from the incident shows the man – wearing a face mask – moving through the cabin of Flight 422 bound for Chicago O’ Hare yelling: ‘I will kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man.’

As he moves past alarmed passengers in their seats he is heard shouting ‘accept it’ and ‘die in the name of Jesus’ multiple times.

According to Alaska Airlines the flight took off around 11.15pm from Seattle-Tacoma airport and incident kicked off 20 minutes in.

‘The man became extremely belligerent and physically aggressive during the ascent,’ an Alaska Airlines spokesperson said.

Three passengers, including a law enforcement officer, and a flight attendant helped to subdue the man.

In the clip obtained by NBC’s King 5 station, the men are seen following the suspect down the aisle while everyone else is buckled in during the ascent.

One man then shoves the suspect and is joined by a second gentleman who helps to subdue him.

Video filmed by a passenger shows the pair take him down as a flight attendant rushes over with what appears to be zip ties to restrain his wrists.

A worried woman moves out of her seat before the flight attendant climbs over the chair to get to the suspect.

A man detaining the suspect is heard yelling at him to stay on the ground and one is seen reassuring passengers that everything will be okay. 

Cabin crew then announce the flight will be landing at the nearest airport. The plane was forced to return to its origin.

Following the emergency landing, the man was taken off board by Port of Seattle police. He was reportedly cooperative and booked into King County Jail. 

He was not immediately charged with a crime but he was being investigated on suspicion of harassment. His motivation was unclear.

He was unharmed during the detainment and no passengers were reported to be physically harmed.

The flight was canceled and the remaining passengers were booked on another flight to Chicago, Illinois.