LONDON (NBC News)— An airline passenger was Tasered on a flight from London to Belfast Thursday. It all started as an argument over a ‘man purse’!
Passengers aboard the EasyJet flight said the man got into an argument with airline staff about the number of hand-baggage items he was allowed to carry.
Niall Copeland, 29, from Hampshire, said the man “started shouting and demanding why his ‘man purse’ had caused a problem.” Copeland said that’s when cops pulled out a Taser and the man was told “he would be Tasered if he did not cooperate. He had been very loud and aggressive by this point.”
Sussex Police said the man was shot with a stun gun and arrested on suspicion of breaching the peace. All of the passengers and crew had to leave the aircraft to be interviewed by police as witnesses.