London's Gatwick Airport: A man has been removed from a plane this morning (Source: Getty)
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."
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."