NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A passenger aboard an Icelandair flight had to be tied down by fellow passengers after going on a rampage Thursday.
According to Icelandic media outlet MBL.is, the passenger began acting out two hours before the flight was set to land. He reportedly had been drinking heavily, and allegedly began ranting, spitting and threatening the crew before he was restrained.READ MORE: Storm Watch: Officials Hoping To Avoid Repeat Of Ida With Preparations For Nor'easter
Andy Ellwood, a contributor with Forbes, was aboard the flight and snapped a photo which quickly went viral.
On his Tumblr account, Ellwood wrote the passenger “drank all of his duty free liquor on the flight,” “tried to choke the woman next to him” and was “screaming the plane was going to crash.”
The photo shows a man bound to his chair with plastic ties and tape.READ MORE: Patients With Appendicitis May Not Need Surgery, New Research Shows
The passenger was escorted off the flight when it landed at JFK.
Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon, Port Authority police at Newark Liberty Airport removed a woman from a United flight arriving from Stockholm after reports she was intoxicated and disorderly.
Port Authority spokesman Ron Marsico said she was taken to a hospital while police investigated.MORE NEWS: Looking To Get Married? Couples Running Into All Kinds Of Problems Getting New York City Marriage License
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