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Man strips naked at Manchester airport after flight from Malta

 - Wednesday, 09 October 2013, 11:18

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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Lydia Pace Workman says:
09 October 2013 15:21

Why was he allowed to board the plane in his intoxicated state and if he was not yet intoxicated when he boarded then why was he served that much alcohol on the flight?

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John Grioma says:
09 October 2013 16:58

It could be that he is unable to handle alcohol. Maybe he drunk just two small bottles of wine and he could not handle it. Like me you have not got any information to pass the comment you did and pointing the finger at the crew or airport authorities.

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Tony Gatt says:
09 October 2013 13:38

A holiday not to forget!

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