facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Unruly passenger restrained aboard flight

Jan. 5, 2013 at 12:31 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A passenger aboard a New York-bound flight from Iceland had to be restrained after he became unruly and began shouting profanities, airline officials say.

The man was secured to his seat with zip ties and duct tape during the Thursday flight aboard an Iceland Air plane, CNN reported Friday.

Airline spokesman Michael Raucheisen said flight personal took the action after the passenger began "hitting, screaming and spitting at other passengers, while yelling profanities."

The man was arrested after the plane arrived at John F. Kennedy Airport. Airline officials said he was not charged but was taken to a hospital.

A photo said to have been taken by a fellow passenger and posted to Facebook shows a man with tape on his ankles and over his mouth who is tied to the back of his seat with his legs fastened together.

The airline said it could not confirm the authenticity of the photograph.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
3
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
4
Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death with barbell in San Francisco gym
5
Snowden reveals connection between NSA and Israel's spying on Palestinians Snowden reveals connection between NSA and Israel's spying on Palestinians
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback