By Matthew Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Security incident forces temporary closure

Flight diverted to Spokane International Airport


Last updated 7/5/2023 at 7:46pm

SPOKANE - One suspect is in airport police custody after a security incident onboard an Alaska Airlines aircraft. The aircraft was enroute from Atlanta to Seattle on July 5.

The flight was diverted to Spokane International Airport, and safely landed at 5:15 p.m. according to a press release from the airport. The passengers and flight crew have been safely offloaded.

This emergency forced the temporary closure of all activities at the airport.

“The airport initiated closure meaning all flight activity was temporarily suspended,” said Todd Woodard spokesman for the airport.

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