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Naked passenger forces plane back to Anchorage

After the plane landed, police escorted the man out the plane's back door.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 3:59 PM
Updated: Feb. 13, 2018 10:21 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle was forced to return to Anchorage early Wednesday after a passenger locked himself in the bathroom, took off all his clothes, and refused to follow crew instructions.

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Kate Danyluk was a passenger on the flight. The Anchorage teacher said she knew something was wrong because the flight attendants kept going back and forth in the aisles, and they had put on rubber gloves.

An Alaska Airlines spokesman said that no emergency was declared, but the decision was made to return to Anchorage.

When they landed, police escorted the man out the plane's back door.

Airport police Lt. Darcy Perry tells Anchorage television station KTVA that flight attendants found the man was naked.

FBI agents interviewed the man, but it wasn't clear if he was detained. The Anchorage FBI didn't return several messages.

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