The rotten fruits of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
A man, who appears to be white, screamed at passengers in an Alaska Airlines flight that he would “kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man.”
Leah Simpson reports for Daily Mail that last Saturday night, July 11, 2020, 20 minutes after Alaska Airlines Flight 422 took off from Seattle-Tacoma airport, en route to Chicago, the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Seattle after a passenger threatened to kill everyone on board.
An Alaska Airlines spokesperson said: “The man became extremely belligerent and physically aggressive during the [plane’s] ascent.”
Video footage filmed by a passenger shows the man, wearing a face mask, moving through the cabin yelling: “I will kill everybody on this plane unless you accept Jesus was a black man! Accept it, and die in the name of Jesus!”
Three passengers, including a law enforcement officer, and a flight attendant helped to subdue the man.
In the video clip obtained by NBC’s King 5 station, the men are seen following the suspect down the aisle while everyone else is buckled in during the ascent. One man then shoves the suspect and is joined by a second gentleman who helps to subdue him, as a flight attendant rushes over with what appears to be zip ties to restrain his wrists.
A man detaining the suspect is heard yelling at him to stay on the ground and one is seen reassuring passengers that everything will be okay. Cabin crew then announce the flight will be landing at the nearest airport.
Following the emergency landing, the man was taken off board by Port of Seattle police. Reportedly cooperative and booked into King County Jail, the terrorist was not immediately charged with a crime but is being investigated on suspicion of harassment. His motivation was unclear.
Thankfully, no one was harmed during the incident.
The flight was canceled and the remaining passengers were booked on another flight to Chicago.
I found this information only on a local TV news site, KOMO News. None of the national news sites that had first reported this bothered to follow up on the story, not even the name of the terrorist. More absurd still is the fact that the KOMO report referred to the passenger plane as, first, American Airlines, then, Alaskan Airlines.
KOMO News reports July 15, 2020, that a King County judge on Monday agreed to set bail for Michael Ney Berry, 30, of Kirkland, who is accused of forcing an American Airlines [sic] flight to make an emergency landing at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after he allegedly threatened to kill all other passengers onboard.
Berry was being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond at the King County jail, where he was charged with felony assaults.
A passenger on the plane told KOMO News that one of the men who helped is actually a police officer in Chicago. The passenger says both men should be considered heroes.