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Airline Passenger Allegedly Tried Opening Plane Door Mid-Flight

Passengers held the suspect down and tied him up with shoelaces.

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The suspect, Alexander Herrera, 23, of Arizona, made "unusual statements" before attempting to open the door, and was put into a choke hold by another passenger.

#BREAKINGNEWS - Jail booking photo of Alexander M. Herrera, 23, charged with interfering with a flight crew @KOINNews

Brent Weisberg

@BrentKOIN

#BREAKINGNEWS - Jail booking photo of Alexander M. Herrera, 23, charged with interfering with a flight crew @KOINNews

Flight attendants used shoelaces to restrain Herrera and he was then placed in a seat that was "surrounded by big guys."

#BREAKING: Photo from a passenger on @AlaskaAir Flight 132 after a man tried to open a door mid-flight. @KOINNews

Brent Weisberg

@BrentKOIN

#BREAKING: Photo from a passenger on @AlaskaAir Flight 132 after a man tried to open a door mid-flight. @KOINNews

Herrera was brought to a Portland jail and faces a charge of interfering with a flight crew. His father told a reporter he was stunned by the arrest.

"I gotta face reality that’s my son and he’s in trouble," says father of Alexander Herrera. FBI says 23-year old tried to open plane door.

Kyle Iboshi

@KyleIboshi

"I gotta face reality that’s my son and he’s in trouble," says father of Alexander Herrera. FBI says 23-year old tried to open plane door.

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