Alaska's former Senator Johnny Ellis visited the sights of Puget Sound on Monday. In a photo posted on Twitter, Ellis grins with the Cascade Mountains in the background.
His views on Flight 107 from Alaska Airlines to Anchorage later that day were less majestic.
Ellis was among the passengers who witnessed a naked man While landing the plane, he rips down the corridor, screaming and waving in a riot before being hit by passengers and trapped in a bathroom, Ellis later said on Twitter.
In a statement, Alaska Airlines said the plane had landed "without incident". "With law enforcement officers boarding the plane at the gate to arrest the man, he was then taken to a hospital, the company said." Twitter credits Ellis:
"WOW. On my FFT from SEA 2 ANC, a completely naked man ran from front to back, screaming and blowing. Two big guys, maybe an Air Marshall, grabbed him and closed in the bathroom. Some fear and distress @ passengers NO word from Cpt or Crew. Now wait @ gate 4 law enforcement !!
Ellis said in a subsequent tweet that passengers speculated that the man's father was one of the "2 big boys" who attacked him, Ellis did not immediately return a request for comment.
Another passenger Yahoo News reporter Daniel Roberts said on Twitter that the man appeared to be in his early 20s and that the incident was "very scary at first"
But people have a chance to see bizarre incidents with a different perspective As soon as the confusion subsides, Roberts noted Roberts wrote on Twitter:
"We just landed Alaska Air 1
Ellis, a Democrat who retired after three decades in the Senate of Alaska in 2016, was recently treated for prostate cancer and prostate cancer was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but this did not affect his involvement in the state's politics, he often tweeted to assist with public education funding, and met with Alaska Governor Bill Walker R in April
After things calmed down and the plane landed, Ellis waited for a wheelchair and was the second last of the plane, he wrote Twitter.
The plane's captain, he said, was "extra nice."
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