Nude man tackled, restrained on Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage May 15, 2018
CLICK TO ENLARGE: The Johhny Ellis tweets from Monday night
(ANCHORAGE, ALASKA) – Johnny Ellis, a man described by the Associated Press as a retired Alaska state lawmaker tweeted last night about a naked man on his flight back home from Seattle; a man he said had to be tackled and restrained aboard the plane.
At 6:56 pm Monday night Ellis 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 !! “
Then at 8:16 pm this tweet from Ellis: “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.”
An Associated Press report cited an Alaska Airlines spokesperson as saying the incident took place aboard Alaska Airlines flight 107 from Seattle that landed without incident in Anchorage.
The naked man was described as a “disruptive passenger” who was detained and later removed from the aircraft by law officers. The man was then taken to an area hospital, according to the report.