Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Man restrained after punching flight attendant

A man was restrained on an Emirates flight bound for Melbourne last Friday after punching a stewardess in the face many times.
An Emirates spokeswoman said Flight EK404 (Boeing 777-300ER A6-ECX) which originated from Dubai was on the Singapore to Melbourne leg when the incident happened.
The man had to be restrained with cable ties to his feet and hands with the help of other passengers.
The man, who appeared to be deaf, became irritated and aggressive when he was refused extra room to lie down.
The man had wanted three or four seats to himself.
After he was restrained, he spent the next five or six hours screaming and headbutting the seat.
"He was very irritated, very worked up, crying, yelling," passengers said.
The man had a three-to-four-year-old child with him, according to witnesses.
In a statement, Emirates confirmed there had been an incident on the flight, but did not give details.
The flight was met by Australian Federal Police officers in Melbourne that morning.
The man was charged but allowed to catch his connecting flight to Auckland later that morning.

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