An anxious air passenger was arrested after trying to open the exit door of an Alaska Airlines jet while it was taxiing to the gate.
Crew and passengers had to subdue the 39-year-old man, who was very anxious to get off the plane arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
An Alaska Airlines crew member was bitten in the arm during the scuffle and was taken to Highline Medical Center in Burien, Washington for treatment of minor injuries.
The anxious passenger was taken to Highline Medical Center in Burien for a mental health evaluation, before being transferred to King County Jail. On Monday he was being held in custody and was expected to be booked on investigation of felony assault.
The flight 108 from Anchorage, Alaska, landed in Seattle at about 4:30 a.m. on Monday.
Seattle-Tacoma Airport spokesman Perry Cooper said no other airport operations were affected.