Sunday, January 31, 2016

Reports: Drunk man puts passenger in chokehold on Jacksonville-bound flight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A man was restrained and later removed from a plane after he got into a disagreement on a flight to Jacksonville Sunday.

Video from a passenger shows authorities escorting a man with his wrists restrained from flight 715.

A passenger tells Action News Jax the man was drunk and unruly, and put a fellow passenger in a chokehold.

The passenger said the man was subdued by five people and restrained with zip ties.

JetBlue confirmed authorities removed a man from a plane after a disagreement and provided a statement:

"On January 31, a customer disagreement occurred on JetBlue flight 715 while en route from DCA to JAX. Authorities met the aircraft after it landed safely in Jacksonville. Additional questions should be addressed to law enforcement officials."

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