Man Stabs Fellow Passenger With Makeshift Weapon During Alaska Airlines Flight Because ‘Mafia’ Was Chasing Him

A man aboard a recent Alaska Airlines flight constructed a makeshift weapon to stab a fellow passenger, according to multiple reports. The suspect allegedly said that he needed to protect himself because the “mafia had been chasing him.”

The bloody stabbing took place during an Alaska Airlines flight traveling from Seattle to Las Vegas on Jan. 24, 2024.

Julio Alvarez Lopez was described as acting “fidgety” throughout the flight, according to the New York Post. He also repeatedly put on and removed his gloves and went to the bathroom for lengthy amounts of time during the plane’s initial descent, the outlet reported.

While returning to his seat, Lopez allegedly began punching and hitting a fellow passenger seated across the aisle from him.

The suspect reportedly constructed a makeshift weapon comprised of pens wrapped together with rubber bands. Lopez is accused of using the improvised weapon in an attempt to stab the male passenger. (Read more from “Man Stabs Fellow Passenger With Makeshift Weapon During Alaska Airlines Flight Because ‘Mafia’ Was Chasing Him” HERE)

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