Disruptive passenger handcuffed, removed from American Airlines flight

 Wednesday, July 24, 2019 


A passenger was seemingly handcuffed to a wheelchair before being removed from a plane at Dallas Airport. Reportedly, the man attempted to switch to a better seat on the plane and refused to move when the passenger assigned to the seat asked him to vacate. When the situation couldn’t be resolved, the other passengers were allegedly forced to leave the plane while authorities handled it.


The incident occurred on Monday at DFW airport on an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles. The man was supposedly upset with his actual seat assignment, so he sat down in the row right behind first class in the window seat.


When the passenger who had booked the seat arrived, the suspect refused to move. Flight attendants were unable to convince the man to return to his proper seat.


Another passenger filmed the incident, and in the footage, the disruptive passenger can be heard claiming, “Don’t force me. Don’t violate my freedom. That’s my seat. You don’t like it, switch it.”


When the man continued to refuse to move, the other passengers were forced to deplane. Police officers then arrived and handled the situation. Footage of the incident shows the man being led out of the plane handcuffed to a wheelchair. The Dallas Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the media.

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