A passenger on a budget airline was shot with a stun gun and removed from the flight Thursday after he became abusive following a dispute about his luggage, police said. (Tweet this)
Witnesses 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.
EasyJet, a budget carrier and Britain's busiest in terms of passenger numbers, has strict rules on the size of carry-on bags, and charges for checked luggage. Passengers are allowed one carry-on item that must be checked for size before boarding.
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The altercation happened as flight EZY831 was on the tarmac and about to depart London's Gatwick Airport for Belfast, Northern Ireland.