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Passenger tries to open emergency exit door on Alaska Airlines flight

Alexander Herrera, in custody at the Portland International Airport. // Photo: Ryan Oelrich Alexander Herrera, in custody at the Portland International Airport. // Photo: Ryan Oelrich
Alexander Herrera's mug shot. // Photo: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Alexander Herrera's mug shot. // Photo: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

An Arizona man on an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Portland tried to open the emergency row exit door as the plane descended into Portland, officials said.

The attempt happened on Flight 132 around the 10,000-feet level Monday morning, said Annie Linstrom, a spokeswoman for the Portland International Airport.

The flight crew and some fellow passengers restrained 23-year-old Alexander Herrera until the plane landed.

Port of Portland police then boarded the plane, which originated in Anchorage, AK, to take him into custody.

Passengers told police Herrera made unusual statements before trying to open the door, but the FBI did not elaborate on what was said.

There were no injuries to any of the passengers on the flight.

The emergency exits have lock mechanisms to prevent passengers from opening them without approval from the flight crew so there was no danger to anyone on board, Port of Portland police said.

Herrera is being booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. He'll likely make his first court appearance Tuesday before a federal magistrate in Portland.

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