Alaska Airlines passenger STABS man who was sitting next to him on Las Vegas ... trends now

Alaska Airlines passenger STABS man who was sitting next to him on Las Vegas ... trends now
Alaska Airlines passenger STABS man who was sitting next to him on Las Vegas ... trends now

Alaska Airlines passenger STABS man who was sitting next to him on Las Vegas ... trends now

An Alaska Airlines passenger stabbed a man who was sitting next to him with a makeshift pen shank in a bloody attack before threatening his wife and son, police said.

Julio Alvarez Lopez was arrested on Jan. 24 at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas and charged with one count of assault with a dangerous weapon after the bloody altercation. 

Lopez allegedly planned an attack to kill a fellow passenger, which he attempted to carry out mid-flight on the trip between Seattle and Las Vegas using the makeshift weapon. 

The suspect was described as 'fidgety' throughout the flight while traveling from Seattle to Las Vegas last month, according to documents obtained by 8 News Now. 

When returning to his seat after an unusually long visit to the restrooms, he began 'punching and hitting' the man seated across the aisle, attempting to stab him in the eye, according to the outlet. 

Julio Alvarez Lopez allegedly planned an attack to kill a fellow passenger (pictured), which he attempted to carry out mid-flight using the makeshift weapon. (Pictured: victim)

Julio Alvarez Lopez allegedly planned an attack to kill a fellow passenger (pictured), which he attempted to carry out mid-flight using the makeshift weapon. (Pictured: victim) 

When returning to his seat after an unusually long visit to the restrooms, he began 'punching and hitting' the man seated across the aisle, attempting to stab him in the eye with a makeshift weapon made of pens (pictured)

When returning to his seat after an unusually long visit to the restrooms, he began 'punching and hitting' the man seated across the aisle, attempting to stab him in the eye with a makeshift weapon made of pens (pictured) 

Lopez also allegedly attacked the victim's wife as she attempted to protect their 7-year-old child from the violent man. 

A witness told investigators there 'was blood everywhere.' 

'During the altercation, [the victim's] wife was screaming at the defendant to stop hitting her husband,' an FBI agent wrote in a court filing. '[A witness] unbuckled her seatbelt and yelled at the defendant to stop.

An official on board the flight ordered Lopez to take a seat while crew then 'worked to provide flex cuffs and the defendant was restrained for the remainder of the flight.' 

Following the brutal attack, Lopez started 'screaming, 'I'll only talk to the FBI.' 

He told airport officials during an interview that he allegedly 'felt the mafia had been chasing him' and that he had never seen the victim 'but planned on killing [him]' as he believed he was being followed, documents said.

A witness told investigators there 'was blood everywhere'

A witness told investigators there 'was blood everywhere' 

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