The Malta Independent 22 October 2014, Wednesday

Man strips naked at Manchester airport after flight from Malta

Malta Independent Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 11:18 Last update: about 5 months ago

A drunken passenger who arrived in Manchester on a flight from Malta was tasered by police after stripping naked on the airport tarmac – and challenging the pilot to a fight, the Mirror reports.

The 52-year-old man, who had arrived on an easyJet flight from Malta, also urinated up the side of the Terminal One building.

The burly, bald man removed his clothes on the runway apron and posturing at the captain – before receiving a slap across the face from his female companion.

It is understood trouble began mid-flight when the man, who appeared drunk, became abusive and started swearing at fellow passengers.

A witness who asked not to be named said: “He’d had an altercation with other passengers and the captain had come down the plane to calm him down.”

But on landing at Manchester at 1.28pm, the passenger’s bizarre behaviour continued.

It is understood that after coming off the plane, down the steps and on to the tarmac, he stripped to his black underpants and gestured towards the pilot.

The witness added: “He must have been drunk because when he came off the plane, he took his top off and shouted ‘come on then’ in a Manchester accent and was trying to get the captain to fight him.

“Then he carried on taking all his clothes off. I have no idea why. The woman he was with gave him a slap for it.”

The man put his clothes back on before entering Terminal One, where police arrived at 1.40pm.

They tried to control him but resorted to using a ‘dry’ Taser – where the gun is held against the target to cause shock and pain – when he refused to co-operate. 

He was then arrested and escorted from the airport.

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