Seattle-bound flight diverted for intoxicated passenger

SEATTLE – A Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Portland after the airline said an intoxicated passenger became disruptive.

It happened Monday night on Flight 800 from Sacramento. The airline says the passenger, seated in Row 9, became agitated after the crew asked him to calm down.

The plane was 200 miles out of Portland when the captain decided to divert and have the passenger removed. Police met the plane at the gate and took the passenger into custody.

The flight arrived in Seattle at about 1:15 a.m. -- one hour and 45 minutes late.






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