Police dramatically order a man off a Jetstar flight after a very stupid act on board
- A man was Tasered and arrested on a Jetstar flight
- He allegedly abused AFP staff and officials
- He was charged with disorderly conduct
A man was tasered and arrested aboard a Jetstar flight after he allegedly refused to move to his assigned seat.
The 30-year-old man has been charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly became abusive aboard Jetstar flight JQ977 from Perth to Melbourne on Saturday.
The man is understood to have sat next to another passenger he was traveling with and when asked to take his assigned seat before takeoff, staff allege he became abusive.
Australian Federal Police officers were called as the situation escalated to remove the man from the flight.
A 30-year-old man received an electric shock and was arrested after he allegedly refused to move to his assigned seat on a Jetstar flight (Australian Federal Police officers are pictured arresting the man)
Police allege the man assaulted an officer and had to be restrained during the arrest.
“Police were asked to deploy a Taser to contain and arrest the man,” AFP said in a statement.
“Three AFP agents suffered minor injuries that were later treated.”
The 30-year-old man received a no-fly order until the matter is resolved.
The second passenger traveling with the man was also escorted off the plane, but was not arrested.
Jetstar thanked the other passengers on board for their patience during the man’s arrest.
The man is understood to have sat next to another passenger he was traveling with from Perth to Melbourne and became abusive when asked to move to his assigned seat.
The man was charged with disorderly conduct and received a no-fly order until the matter is resolved (pictured, the man’s arrest on Saturday)
“The safety of our customers and crew is our number one priority and while the vast majority of our customers behave well, we have zero tolerance for those who don’t,” a spokesperson said.
“Our team called AFP for help when a customer (allegedly) became verbally and physically abusive after he repeatedly refused to follow their instructions to move to their assigned seat.
“After checking the well-being of the remaining customers and crew on board, the flight departed Perth approximately one hour after its scheduled departure time.
“We thank the passengers for their patience while our crew worked with AFP to handle the situation.”
The man will face court on Monday.