Delta Airlines employees were forced to subdue a first class passenger by hitting him in the head with at least two wine bottles Friday after the 23-year-old allegedly assaulted an attendant.
The plane, on a flight from Seattle to Beijing, was forced to turn back to Seattle just 45 minutes into the trip after attendants stopped the man with the help of other passengers, the Telegraph reported. The man was reportedly throwing punches at attendants asking him to calm down.
“They broke two bottles of wine on his head,” one passenger said. “I tried to choke him and he just threw me off like a rag doll.”
A Delta statement said that passengers helped restrain the man until the plane landed and law enforcement took him into custody. (RELATED: United Airlines Employee Appears To Push Down 71-Year-Old Man)
Passenger Dustin Jones said he saw the man, strapped to a wheelchair by zip-ties and handcuffs, being wheeled out of the plane and into the terminal.
“He started yelling for help,” Jones said. “And so he turned the wheelchair over in the middle of the airport, screaming for people to help him, just being belligerent.”
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