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In this Sunday, March 6, 2016, photo, a Delta Air Lines Boeing 757 flies overhead, in Seattle. On Thursday, July 14, 2016, Delta reports financial results. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Three people were injured after a Delta passenger attacked a flight attendant


Three people were injured Thursday night after a passenger on Delta flight 129 en route to Beijing had attacked a flight attendant, forcing the flight to return to its origin airport in Seattle, according to CNN.

Initial reports said that the unruly passenger had attempted to enter the jet's cockpit, but Port of Seattle Airport spokesperson Perry Cooper said Delta 129 returned to Seattle after the passenger attacked a flight attendant in the first class cabin. He added that several passengers stepped in to subdue the alleged attacker, leaving one passenger, one flight attendant, and the assailant injured.

FBI specialist Ayn Dietrich-Williams acknowledged the bureau's involvement in response to the "security incident," but noted that "there is no information to suggest this is a national security threat."

The suspect has been identified as a 23-year-old man from Florida and was taken into custody by the Port of Seattle Police Department, according to a FBI statement. The suspect is expected to appear in court on Friday.

"The FBI's investigation is ongoing and more details about the incident will be provided and the charges announced at the subject's initial appearance in federal court," the FBI said.

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