‘Australian’ plane passenger thrown to ground and restrained after stabbing man next to him with fork during flight to Bangkok because ‘I thought he was going to bite me’
- Alexey Fursov, 35, allegedly stabbed man with fork on flight from Bangkok
- He was heard complaining about the constraints placed on him after the attack.
- Fursov allegedly told passenger he had a wife and son in Australia
An “Australian” man was thrown to the ground and restrained by fellow passengers on the plane after allegedly stabbing the man sitting next to him because he “thought he was going to bite (him)”.
Alexei Fursov was arrested by Russian police in Moscow after allegedly stabbing another passenger with a fork, stabbing “the victim in the chest, shoulder and back during the frenzied attack” on a plane from Bangkok.
Passengers on the flight also said the 35-year-old man, who allegedly told another passenger he had a wife and son in Australia, had a knife up his sleeve and sharp scissors.
Dramatic footage shows Fursov, 35, being subdued and arrested by authorities shortly after the incident.
Fursov can be heard pleading for his restraints to be removed, saying he was unaware of what was happening because he had been “away for four years.”
Alexey Fursov (pictured) was arrested by Russian police in Moscow after allegedly stabbing another passenger with a fork.
He was heard moaning that his restraints were hurting too much, shortly after allegedly stabbing a man with a fork.
Flight attendants and passengers can be seen telling him to jump towards the back of the plane as Fursov groans in pain.
He is then placed in what appears to be a seat at the very back of the plane and attempts to justify his actions by claiming that he thought the alleged victim “was going to bite him.”
“I got my fork ready, then he shook again, I just stood him up and decided to push him,” apparently downplaying the alleged attack.
“I thought I was just going to push it and it would disappear.”
An incredulous witness then asked him sarcastically: “Like a balloon bursting?
Fursov was later seen taken away in handcuffs by a Moscow police officer with a dazed look on his face.
He was arrested by Moscow police after the flight from Bangkok landed.
He claimed he thought the man sitting next to him was going to bite him.
Furzov allegedly told another passenger that he had a wife and son in Australia and had not returned to Russia for four years.
Moscow police took him off the plane and arrested him
“After being tied up, for the rest of the flight he was guarded by passengers for hours while he kicked and tried to free himself,” a witness told Moscow media.
The victim reportedly survived the attack, but cabin crew members provided first aid.
Fursov’s alleged attack comes after passengers on another plane from Bangkok were sent into a frenzy after an otter smuggled on board began running free alongside a rat.
Shocked passengers noticed a giant albino rat with glowing red eyes on Wednesday as they headed to the toilet of the Taiwan-bound Airbus A320.
Agitated flight attendants searched the plane and noticed a second wild creature: a foot-long otter under a seat.
The crew can be seen tying up a black bag which appears to have at least one of the animals inside.
Surprisingly, a box of 28 live turtles was also found when police searched the plane upon landing in Taipei after the three-hour, 45-minute low-cost flight operated by Vietnamese airline Viet Jet.
Authorities have launched an investigation into how the creatures were able to smuggle themselves through security checks at Thailand’s notoriously corrupt Suvarnabhumi International Airport.