Unruly passenger taped to seat

2013-01-07 11:16

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A passenger who allegedly drank too much alcohol and became unruly on a trans-Atlantic Icelandair flight last week had to be taped to his seat to restore order. 

NBC News reports that a shocking photo of the restrained passenger surfaced on a blog run by New York businessman, Andy Ellwood, who said he received the picture from an acquaintance who witnessed the incident. 

In a caption accompanying the photograph Ellwood wrote: "Passanger drank all of his duty free liquor on the flight from Iceland to JFK yesterday. When he became unruly, (i.e. trying to choke the woman next to him and screaming the plane was going to crash), fellow passengers subdued him and tie him up for the rest of the flight. He was escorted off the flight by police when it landed."

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey confirmed the incident, saying the man was indeed drunk when he stepped off the flight, however he was not charged. Prosecutors declined to charge him because passengers were reluctant to talk about his outburst to authorities, The New York Postreported.


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