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Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)
Associated Press

SEATTLE – A retired Alaska state lawmaker said a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska.

Former state Sen. Johnny Ellis said on Twitter that the incident happened Monday after the man ran from the front of the plane to the back, yelling and waving.

Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said in a statement Monday night that Alaska Airlines flight 107 from Seattle landed without incident in Anchorage.

Egan said shortly before the descent into Anchorage a disruptive male passenger was detained. She said he was removed by law enforcement after the plane parked at the gate and was then transported to a local hospital.

She didn’t say whether the man was clothed or what led to the incident.

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