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Subject: Plane Window Damaged by PassengerDate: 09-20-2018 04:02:43
From: Erann Kalwara - JPD PIOCase or Incident: #180920-005
Summary: While on duty at the Juneau International Airport at about 12:54pm on September 20th, 2018, a JPD officer was advised there was an unresponsive passenger on board an Alaska Airlines flight that had just arrived from Anchorage. Capital City Fire/Rescue was dispatched to the scene.

The officer contacted a 38 year-old Ketchikan man, who had punched and damaged one of the planeís windows. Due to the manís altered level of consciousness, the passenger was transported by ambulance to the Bartlett Regional Hospital for evaluation.

The flight was delayed in Juneau while repairs were made. The cost of the repairs had not been determined at the time of this release. The incident is under investigation and criminal charges against the man are anticipated. Alcohol was a factor in the event.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***