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Ryanair passengers perform 'citizens arrest' on man who 'refused to stop drinking' on flight

Dominic Smithers

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Ryanair passengers perform 'citizens arrest' on man who 'refused to stop drinking' on flight

Passengers onboard a Ryanair flight had to perform a 'citizens arrest' after a man allegedly got drunk and became violent. Have a look:

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Travellers were on a flight from Luton Airport to Kaunas in Lithuania last week when a fellow passenger is said to have got very drunk.

He allegedly punched his own father and became aggressive with other passengers, so a group got together and attempted to restrain him.

In shocking footage that has been shared on social media, the man can be seen screaming at others in the cabin.

He shouts: "I don't f*****g care who the f**k you are!"

Several men then manage to get hold of him, pulling him out of his seat.

The video was posted on TikTok along with the caption: "Citizens arrest mid-flight."

The man allegedly became violent and aggressive with other passengers. Credit: Deadline News
The man allegedly became violent and aggressive with other passengers. Credit: Deadline News

Since it was shared, the video has been viewed more than 968,000 times, with over 28,000 comments.

One user asked how people were allowed to get into this state, saying: "I don't know why the sale of alcohol isn't banned on flights anyway when some people act like this."

While another put: "This is why they shouldn’t serve alcohol on planes."

Praising the passengers for taking control of the situation, another commented: "Glad to see some strong peeps handle the situation."

Olivia Skalska was one of the cabin crew on board the flight and said the man punched his own dad and injured another passenger.

Speaking to The Sun, she said: "He had his own alcohol and we didn't notice it until half way through the flight.

Passengers had to restrain him and perform a 'citizens arrest'. Credit: Deadline News
Passengers had to restrain him and perform a 'citizens arrest'. Credit: Deadline News

"He refused to put it away and started arguing and getting rude to the cabin crew when we told him it's not allowed.

"Then he started arguing with other passengers and got really aggressive.

"I was really scared so I tried to stay away from him, so I really didn't get involved in the fight, but he punched his own dad and injured a passenger."

A spokesperson for Ryanair told LADbible that the man involved in the altercation was taken in by police upon landing.

The airline said: “The crew of this flight from Luton to Kaunas (13 Aug) requested police assistance upon arrival after a passengers became disruptive in-flight.

"The aircraft landed normally and police removed and detained this individual passenger at Kaunas.

"This is now a matter for local police."

Featured Image Credit: Deadline News

Topics: UK News, Ryanair, Travel

Dominic Smithers
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