Doctors on board allegedly tried to help restrain the man, but he began to attack them.
A JetBlue plane heading from Los Angeles to New York was forced to make an emergency landing in Las Vegas after a man started biting the other passengers.
While flying over Utah, the man suddenly began to bite into his seatmates, whom he allegedly knew, as well as hitting others, according to CBSLA.
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Doctors on board allegedly tried to help restrain the man, but he began to attack them. Cell phone video of the incident shows that another passenger to help keep the desperate passengers.
“I grabbed his hands behind his back and held him there while the flight attendants put the restraints on him,” the passenger, who, as Tom, told CBSLA.
“At that time, he began to scream and tried to come in the direction of the stewardess, behind me, in time. I really had a hell of a time keeping him in his place.”
The pilot was forced to land the plane at the McCarran International Airport, where the man was removed by police and taken into custody.
The flight resumed scheduled service to New York without further incident, according to a JetBlue statement to the International Business Times.
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Unruly passengers’ eruptions seems to be running incerasingly common. According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), there was a 50 percent increase this year in the number of passengers forcibly restrained mid-flight for bad behaviour, ranging from verbal abuse to life threatening situations.