- Associated Press - Monday, April 29, 2019

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Latest on Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson (all times local):

12:50 p.m.

Attorney General Kevin Clarkson says he had “quite the scare” but is on his way to a full recovery.

Clarkson was on a flight to Seattle Friday when a state Department of Law spokeswoman says he felt discomfort and notified a flight attendant.

Spokeswoman Cori Mills says paramedics met the plane when it landed. She says Clarkson suffered a heart attack and went into cardiac arrest. She says he had emergency surgery to fix an artery in his heart.



A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart becomes blocked. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating.

Clarkson was returning from a conference in Louisiana.

Clarkson, in a statement, says he’s been speaking with the department’s management team since Saturday.

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9:25 a.m.

A state Department of Law spokeswoman says Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson is doing well after suffering a heart attack.

Cori Mills says Clarkson was on a flight to Seattle Friday after attending a conference in Louisiana. She says he alerted a flight attendant that he was experiencing discomfort and was met by paramedics when the plane landed.

Mills says Clarkson had a heart attack and emergency surgery following it. She says she did not have other details to share about the surgery.

She says Clarkson expects to return to Anchorage sometime this week. She did not know when he planned to return to work though says he’s been in communication with the department’s management team.

Clarkson was confirmed as attorney general earlier this month.

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