Plane diverts after man tries kissing sleeping teen girl

SEATTLE (KRON) — A flight was diverted to the Seattle area after a man tried to kiss a 16-year-old girl sleeping next to him on the airplane.

On Tuesday, Port of Seattle police arrested the 23-year-old California man for investigation of fourth-degree assault, according to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport spokesperson, Perry Cooper.

Cooper says the man attempted to kiss the girl who was sleeping next to him.

The pilot was notified and reported it to police.

The Alaska Airlines flight was heading to Anchorage, Alaska, from Portland, Oregon.

The girl remained on the plane when it later departed for Anchorage.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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