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Kim Kardashian's BFF

Threatened with Knife

... on Airplane

6/11/2013 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kim Kardashian's bff Jonathan Cheban -- a regular on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" -- found himself in the middle of an airport emergency when a woman on his plane threatened to stab him with a knife.

Cheban was flying from JFK to LAX -- when a woman on his flight tweeted at him, "Jonathan Cheban is on my flight, should I cut him with my weapon?"

She added in another tweet, "I gotta pretty intense pocket knife with mehhh."

Cheban, a former PR exec, responded, "Police?"
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When the plane landed at LAX, the woman was escorted off by police and subsequently detained. We're told cops were deeply concerned about her claim that she got a knife through airport security.

She later tried to bury the hatchet, tweeting back at Cheban, "It was a bad joke ... you look really hot babe." But airport police weren't taking any chances.

Police searched the woman outside the plane and determined she did NOT actually have a knife. She was subsequently released without further incident.

Cheban tells TMZ, he never personally alerted authorities -- someone else reported the tweets -- but later in Bev Hills he admitted the incident was very "scary."

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1.

Harlin's Garage    

here we go... and where the hell is Kanye? just knockem up and move on.... surprised?

397 days ago
2.

William Kramer    

some white girls be cra cra

397 days ago
3.

JMP    

Yeah right

397 days ago
4.

Laura    

That was just stupid of her. You'd have to be an idiot to make any kind of threat on an airplane these days.

397 days ago
5.

Spanky    

Why mention Kim?? She wasn't on the plane and had nothing to do with this story.

397 days ago
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Sara    

WTF it seemed like a joke what an overreaction she probably just hates him so she tweeted that!

397 days ago
7.

Ugh    

So he was actually threatened with.......words. On Twitter.....not even face to face. Wow. It must be a seriously slow celeb news day. What is more pathetic.....joking on an airline about a weapon, or admitting that you immediately recognized this guy?

397 days ago
8.

TheEric    

I'd like to cut Jonathan Cheban with a knife. Go ahead ***got, report me.

397 days ago
9.

TJ    

Hey, Jonathan! Long time ,no see. Nice of you to rush to Kim's side.

397 days ago
10.

TJ    

I just have one question. Has KIM'S friend ,Brittny Gastineau, EVER had a boyfriend?? She was so self absorbed, on her reality show.

397 days ago
11.

rey    

You would have threatened him with a dildo up is his ass and things could have been different...

397 days ago
12.

Rusty Shackleford    

wasnt there a big huff a month or so ago when tsa UNbanned pocket knives? if so the po-po had no call to detain her since they're legal.

397 days ago
13.

NYC    

Theres no Jonathan without Kim, hence the reason Kim was mentioned in the story. Jonathan will do anything to be on tv.

397 days ago
14.

TJ    

Pictures and stories on everyone, BUT KIM! TMZ is slipping, as usual.

397 days ago
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TJ    

Kim has gone underground, and is circling the wagons!

397 days ago
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