Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
An Alaska Airlines plane bound for Seattle returned to Anchorage early Wednesday after authorities said a man locked himself in the plane’s bathroom, stripped naked and refused to follow instructions from flight attendants.
Alaska Airlines spokesman Tim Thompson told The Associated Press in an email that the flight turned back to Alaska “due to a passenger not following flight attendant’s instructions.”
“While no emergency was declared, the decision was made to return to Anchorage,” Thompson told the AP.
A passenger on the flight told the AP that she didn’t see the man, but she knew that something was going on Wednesday because flight attendants were going up and down the plane’s aisles and put on rubber gloves.