Passenger escorted off plane after threat warning

Military jets scrambled to escort an Alaska Airlines flight into Seattle and authorities took a passenger off the plane Thursday night, after a caller told the FBI that a possible hijacker was aboard, officials said.

FBI agents interviewed but did not arrest the passenger aboard the flight from Kona, Hawaii.

“We’re not anticipating an arrest,” Seattle FBI spokeswoman Ayn Dietrich said late Thursday night.

Two F-15 jets from the Oregon Air National Guard escorted Flight 819 in to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after a threat call was received at the Honolulu FBI office.

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Tags: Alaska Airlines, fbi, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Honolulu, Kona District Hawaii, Oregon Air National Guard, seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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