Arizona Man Tried to Open Exit Door on Oregon Flight
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PORTLAND, Ore. - A 23-year-old man is behind bars after FBI agents say he tried to open an emergency exit during his plane's descent into Portland International Airport.
FBI spokeswoman Beth Anne Steele says passengers and crew aboard the Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Portland told investigators that Alexander Michael Herrera made "unusual statements" before trying to open the door Monday at about 5:20 a.m.
A passenger says he and others used shoelaces and seat-belt extensions to restrain Herrera until the flight landed.
There were no injuries.
Steele says Herrera is from Arizona.
He is being booked into a Portland jail on a charge of interfering with a flight crew and is expected to make his first court appearance Tuesday before a federal magistrate.