A man has been tasered by police on board an EasyJet flight due to depart from London's Gatwick Airport this morning.
The man was “dragged off the flight”, before passengers were also removed from the plane. It is thought the man was demanding two pieces of carry-on luggage.
EasyJet confirmed that police boarded flight EZY831, bound for Belfast, this morning due to "a passenger behaving disruptively".
"While such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously [and] do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard, and always push for prosecution," the airline tweeted this morning.
"The safety of passengers and crew is always EasyJet's priority."
Not even left Gatwick yet and it's all kicking off. A man just been tazered and dragged off the flight. Police now on board sweeping
— Johny Cassidy (@johnycassidy) August 20, 2015
Police checking everything now on the plane. Now being kicked off— Johny Cassidy (@johnycassidy) August 20, 2015
Sussex Police said in a statement: "A man is in police custody after being tasered on an aircraft waiting to depart from Gatwick Airport to Belfast on Thursday morning.
"Police officers were called to the EasyJet flight shortly after 8am to reports of a passenger who was becoming increasingly abusive following a dispute over luggage.
"A man has been arrested on suspicion of breach of the peace. The aircraft has been disembarked and police are taking statements from witnesses among the crew and passengers."