As Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola this week, boarded a plane to Atlanta to receive treatment, Americans were perplexed to see an image of a man doing something completely bizarre while standing on the runway of Dallas Love Field: he was caught wearing not a stitch of protective gear.
Perplexed by the footage caught on camera of the man, people flocked to Twitter and demanded answers for why the person appeared to be taking such a great risk, reports The Blaze.
Working alongside officials wearing hazmat suits, the unidentified man could be seen doing the following, according to NBC DFW:
The unidentified man stood very near another hazmat-suited worker and then took what appeared to be a container from one of the suited workers. He placed it on the steps to the jet and walked out of view.
He then reappeared as one of the PPE-suited workers came off the plane with red hazmat bags. He took what appeared to be a not-yet-used red bag from the worker in protective gear, then handed it to the workers as they bagged up items from the ambulance ride.
Then he conversed with two workers wearing respirators while the red hazmat bags were loaded onto the plane. He then grabbed the container from the stairs and got on the plane which departed Love Field en route to Atlanta.
Twitter comments about the mystery man included:
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Creeping Sharia @creepingsharia How Ebola Spreads > Plainclothes Man at Ebola Scene Perplexes Viewers
Florida Politic @ongoliard Plainclothes Man at Ebola Scene Perplexes Viewers. Who is he and why no biohazard suit?
Sources: The Blaze, NBC DFW
Photo Credit: NBC DFW