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An Anchorage-bound traveler ditched his clothes and streaked the length of a Boeing 737 for all to see, including a retired Alaska lawmaker flying home.
Former state Sen. Johnny Ellis said Monday two passengers tackled the naked passenger and locked him in a bathroom during Alaska Airlines flight 107 from Seattle.
"A completely naked man ran from front of plane to back, yelling and waving," the Democrat tweeted.
WOW. On my flt from SEA 2 ANC, a completely naked man ran from front of plane to back, yelling and waving. 2 big guys maybe one Air Marshall tackeled him and locked in bathroom. Some fear & distress @ passengers NO word from Cpt or Crew. Waiting now @ gate 4 law enforcement !!— Johnny Ellis (@SenJohnnyEllis) May 15, 2018
I waited 4 wheelchair & was next 2 last off plane. Police boarded to take naked guy away. We thought drugs not booze. May have been psychotic break since some said guy who chased & tackled was actually his father. Flt attendants were debriefing. Cpt extra nice 2 passengers.— Johnny Ellis (@SenJohnnyEllis) May 15, 2018
Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said a disruptive male passenger was detained during the flight but the plane landed without incident.
Law enforcement at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport took the unidentified passenger into custody at the gate and then transported him to a hospital, Egan said, without elaborating on the man's attire.
Ellis believed the passenger's father was one of the men who grabbed him during the flight.
We just landed, Alaska Air 107 (Seattle to Anchorage), and 20 minutes before landing a guy (looks like early 20s) sprinted up and down the full length of the plane completely naked, yelling. very scary at first. all are okay, many now laughing. guy is restrained in back of plane.— Daniel Roberts (@readDanwrite) May 15, 2018
Yahoo writer Daniel Roberts, who was also on the flight, tweeted that the incident happened about 20 minutes before landing.
"Very scary at first. all are okay, many now laughing. guy is restrained in back of plane," Roberts wrote.
The New York Daily News and wire services contributed to this story.