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PORTLAND, Ore. – Two F-15s were scrambled from Portland to escort an Alaska Airlines jet into Seattle from Kona in Hawaii on Thursday night, according to an airline representative.
One person was taken into custody and is being questioned by the FBI, the representative said.
According to that spokesperson, the airline was notified that law enforcement was interested in the passenger.
The passenger exhibited no unusual behavior during the flight and was asleep for much of it, the airline spokesperson said.
NORAD confirmed the F-15s were scrambled from the Oregon Air National Guard
NORAD scrambled Oregon fighter jets to escort an Alaska Airlines flight from Kona, Hawaii, to Sea-Tac Airport after receiving a call the flight was potentially the target of a hijacking. But there was a possibility the call may have been a hoax.
FBI officials said their Honolulu field office received a call suggesting there was a threat to Alaska Air Flight 819 and that an individual on board was going to hijack the plane, according to NBC. Fighter jets from the Oregon National Guard flew alongside the flight until it landed in Seattle around 7 p.m.
Originally posted by WeBrooklyn
And the dude was sleeping!
F-15's for a possible yet very tired terrorist
Originally posted by ManOfHart
When there is a F-15 escort.
That means that they are only there to potentially shoot down the plane.
And everyone on board.
Just thought I would give a reminder to the subject.