Charges: Duluth man's death threat led to emergency plane landing

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A man from Duluth is facing charges after a United Airlines flight heading from Anchorage to Denver had to make an emergency stop in Vancouver, Canada.

Cpl. Dennis Hwang, of Richmond Police in Canada, says United Airlines flight 1104 made an unplanned landing early Saturday morning at Vancouver International Airport due to safety concerns.

Nicholas Michael Aliksyuk, 54, is accused of "uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm," according to Alaska Dispatch News. He is also charged with more than $5,000 in property damage.

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The plane was met by a large number of law enforcement officers as it landed, with passengers removed from the plane and screened, according to the police news release.

The Duluth News Tribune says Aliksyuk is in custody in Canada, and the newspaper cited CNN as saying his arrest and the emergency landing follows a "threatening message" being found on the aircraft.

No one was injured in the incident.

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