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January 26, 2015 at 12:39 PM

FBI investigating online threats that affected Sea-Tac flights

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The FBI says it is trying to determine who made online threats involving three commercial airline flights, causing the evacuation of two and the diversion of another. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Monday that agents were investigating whether the threats came from the same person or from copycats. Law enforcement determined…

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December 12, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Canadian man arrested at Sea-Tac Airport on warrant

The Associated Press Federal agents arrested a 20-year-old Vancouver, B.C., man after he arrived in Seattle on a flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers took Samir Mokhtar into custody Wednesday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport after his name came up on a check of the National Crime Information Database. It showed that he…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Northwest Detention Center, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

December 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Seattle City Councilmember Sawant charged with disorderly conduct

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and three other people arrested while taking part in a protest last month outside Alaska Airlines headquarters in SeaTac were charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct, SeaTac city attorney Mary Mirante Bartolo said. The protesters arrested Nov. 19 were calling for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport workers to be paid at least $15 an hour. They were taken into…

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Comments | Topics: minimum wage, SeaTac, Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant

September 11, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Denver-bound flight held at Sea-Tac for ‘security situation’

Update at 9:55 p.m.: The Southwest Airlines flight landed at the Denver International Airport at 6:45 p.m., about four hours later than its scheduled arrival. Port of Seattle police did not have any additional information on Thursday night about the passenger who was detained. Update at 4:02 p.m.: The security threat involved a passenger on the flight, who…

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July 9, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Man charged with manslaughter for slapping Sea-Tac Airport co-worker who died

A 27-year-old Federal Way man was charged today with first-degree manslaughter after he struck a co-worker at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Saturday and the co-worker later died. According to court documents filed in King County Superior Court, Taumailelei Mapusua Jr., an employee of Integrated Airplane Service, got into an argument over a piece of equipment with the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: equipment, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, manslaughter

July 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Man arrested after fight at Sea-Tac Airport results in death

A fight Saturday over a piece of equipment at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport resulted in the death of one man and the arrest of a second, King County prosecutors said. According to an airport spokesman and documents filed in King County Superior Court, a 27-year old cargo service contract worker got into a dispute with an employee of Korean Air…

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July 3, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Plane returns to Sea-Tac Airport with chanting passenger

The Associated Press SEATTLE — Officials say a man who was loudly chanting on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Hawaii made the other passengers uncomfortable and prompted the crew to return and drop him off with law enforcement at Sea-Tac Airport. Airlines spokeswoman Nancy Trott says the captain made the right decision for safety Wednesday…

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July 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

How hot is it? Record-breaking hot in Seattle today

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m. | Things are heating up. At 5:40 p.m., the temperature reached 94 degrees at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. ORIGINAL POST | The start of July brought a temporary blast of hot air to the Seattle area with a record-high temperature of 93 degrees on this afternoon, according…

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June 24, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Sea-Tac airport workers could get $13 an hour by 2017

From staff reporter Zahra Farah The Port of Seattle Commission introduced a proposal today to raise the minimum wage to $11.22 in January and $13 in 2017 for airfield-support workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The wage increase would affect about 3,000 employees, including those who check in passengers, handle cargo and baggage, and workers such as wheelchair…

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June 18, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Man accused of making bomb threat against ex-girlfriend’s Sea-Tac flight

The Associated Press SEATAC — A Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesman says a 26-year-old Seattle man accused of making a bomb threat against a Southwest Airlines flight his ex-girlfriend was taking has been arrested. Spokesman Perry Cooper says Port of Seattle police, Seattle police and federal authorities investigated after a telephone threat was made to Southwest Flight 149,…

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