Man Threatens To Kill Everyone ‘In The Name Of Jesus’ On Alaska Airlines Flight To Chicago

Saturday night’s Alaska Airlines flight AS422 from Seattle to Chicago returned to SeaTac airport after a man on board the 11:10 p.m. departure threatened to kill everybody on the aircraft “in the name of Jesus.” He was subdued by cabin crew and passengers, including an off duty Chicago police officer.

The man was unarmed, he calmed down and was even reportedly cooperative with law enforcement when the aircraft returned to the terminal. He was booked on ‘suspicion of harassment’ while everyone else was re-booked onto the next Seattle – Chicago flight.

It’s best to keep divine inspiration positive, non-threatening, and ideally on the ground – like the woman on a Cayman Airways flight who ‘caught the spirit’ during a mechanical delay.

Here’s what I don’t understand about the whole Alaska flight ordeal though, other than why the man thought Jesus wanted everyone on that flight to die: if they’re all going to die anyway, why is the man bothering to wear a mask? Is he just complying with Alaska’s rules, or is he ok dying just not ok catching Covid-19?

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  1. Why do they always re-book the passengers onto the next flight? Why not just resume the same flight with the same aircraft and crew?

  2. @Honger – Pretty lame. Puerile, silly, and completely unrelated to any relevant point. Unless of course you genuinely believe that Biden is Jesus, in which case you’re pretty accurate.

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