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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:07 AM

Military jets escort Alaska Airlines flight into Sea-Tac; FBI questions passenger

Source: Seattle Times

Two F-15 jets guided an Alaska Airlines flight from Hawaii into Sea-Tac International Airport tonight after someone told the Federal Bureau of Investigations that a passenger was a possible hi-jacker.

... The passenger questioned by agents was named as a security threat by someone who called the FBI this afternoon, according Honolulu-based FBI agent Tom Simon. He said the passenger is being interviewed by FBI agents in Seattle to see if he was indeed a security threat.

If not, the FBI will turn its investigation toward the person who called in to say the passenger was a threat.

... As of 8:50 p.m., FBI agents in Seattle have detected no security threat, according to bureau spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich.

Read more: http://blogs.seattletimes.com/today/2013/01/military-jets-escort-alaska-flight-to-sea-tac-fbi-detains-passenger/

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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:57 AM

1. Whew! Thought at first the plane was escorted into the sea. nt

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