Fliers Restrain Unruly Passenger With Shoelaces
Alexander Herrera was tackled after trying to open emergency exit
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2013 12:04 AM CDT
Updated May 28, 2013 5:45 AM CDT
Passengers were never in any danger, Alaska Airlines says.   (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

(Newser) – An Alaska Airlines passenger who attempted to open a plane's emergency exit as it began its descent into Portland, Ore., yesterday was tackled by fellow passengers who tied him up with shoelaces, the Oregonian reports. Alexander Herrera, a 23-year-old from Arizona, made "unusual statements" as he went for the door, witnesses say, but after he was stopped he sat calmly "surrounded by big guys" until the plane landed, the AP reports. He was booked on a charge of trying to interfere with a flight crew.

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Jun 16, 2013 10:01 AM CDT
Was it Sara Palin son trying to get out of the frozen state? Now there is a crazyass bunch.
Jun 14, 2013 3:49 PM CDT
They should have a special shoot for these people, so they could let them in and send them on their way. MF.
May 28, 2013 7:57 PM CDT
How about, he should have been booked on charges of trying to open an emergency door which could have killed people.