EasyJet passenger pushes woman to floor and punches staff after being refused boarding.
A drunk easyJet passenger was filmed shoving his girlfriend to the floor before punching an airline worker at Bristol Airport in England.
According to reports, the man was denied boarding for the Alicante, Spain flight due to being intoxicated.
When he was told that he will not be flying, he began arguing with the airline staff at the departure gate. His female companion can also be seen shouting and raising her arms at staff members.
The viral, 19-second clip captures the moment the man shoves his own partner out the way and races towards the two workers as onlookers gasp in horror.
He punches one and knocks the other over immediately after, leaving them both on the floor.
The row between the violent holidaymaker and the airline worker continues as they carry on shouting at each other, with another man in a t-shirt appearing to hold back the staff member.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police told Bristol Live: “At around 9.30pm on Friday 17 June, officers based at Bristol Airport responded to a report that members of security staff had been assaulted after two people were stopped from boarding a flight, due to being intoxicated.
“A 39-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of assault. They were both interviewed and given conditional cautions.”
Witness Steve Rich, 33, told BristolLive, “All of a sudden, the passenger just threw a fist over one of the guy’s shoulders and just caught the security guard on the mouth.
“The two girls who were working at the [gate] were in floods of tears because it’s scary for them.”
A representative for Bristol Airport told the news outlet, “Anti-social, violent or threatening behaviour will not be accepted by Bristol Airport or airlines.
“Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and will fully support any police investigation.”
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