Shirtless Ryanair passenger goes on furious rampage after not being allowed on flight
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Footage filmed at Spain's Palma Airport shows a shirtless man in the midst of a furious outburst after he was denied boarding on his Ryanair flight.
The incident took place in the early hours of Thursday morning (21 September), when the passenger was set to fly from Palma to Gran Canaria on the budget airline.
The man was denied boarding after becoming disruptive as passengers got on the Ryanair flight, and he appeared to take out his anger on various bits of equipment after he found himself stuck there.
The man could be seen picking up a cabinet and hurling it against the wall, prompting an onlooker to start sprinting away down the corridor in fear.
Close-up footage showed the damage caused by the man's outburst, with debris and damaged computer equipment scattered across the floor.
Desktop monitors had been torn from the desks and left hanging from their wires in the aftermath of the incident.
Members of security were made aware of the incident at around 5:43am local time, and were reportedly told that the man had attacked an airline employee who was still at the gate.
They found the man at the gate in a very agitated state and claimed he had thrown computers, printers, chairs and other objects at the boarding gate.
He is also said to have broken a bathroom mirror and threatened members of security with the glass before allegedly turning the piece of glass on himself with the threat of self-harming.
Officers managed to subdue and detain the man until officers from Spain's Civil Guard arrived at the scene.
The customer was then taken for medical treatment before being taken into custody.
In a statement to LADbible, Spain's Civil Guard commented (translated): "The passenger was arrested for attacking airline personnel and causing damage at Palma airport.
"He was denied boarding on a flight to Las Palmas (Canary Islands)."
Ryanair added: "The gate agents at Palma Airport requested police assistance after a passenger became disruptive during boarding for this flight from Palma to Gran Canaria (21 Sept). The passenger was arrested and this now a matter for local police.”
LADbible has contacted Palma Airport for further comment and updates on the incident.
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