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Belligerent JetBlue Passenger Restrained by Other Customers After Mid-Flight Altercation: 'Take Him Down'

Video captured by a passenger shows a group of men holding down the flier, whom the airline confirmed had an open liquor bottle with him

<p>AaronP/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor / Getty Images</p> JetBlue plane in the air.

AaronP/Bauer-Griffin / Contributor / Getty Images

JetBlue plane in the air.
  • JetBlue Flight 1926 was heading to New York City from London when a passenger started acting aggressively towards crew members

  • Fellow fliers jumped into action and helped restrain the man who appeared to be intoxicated

  • The airline confirmed that the flight made it safely to John F. Kennedy airport, where it was met by law enforcement

A seemingly drunk passenger aboard a JetBlue flight from London to New York was restrained by multiple fellow passengers after he started exhibiting violent behavior mid-flight.

The incident occurred on Tuesday aboard Flight 1926 as it was headed for John F. Kennedy airport, the airline confirmed to PEOPLE.

In a video captured by another passenger on board, more than four passengers can be seen holding down the man as he attempts to break free. His female companion can be heard saying, “Ben, stop fighting them” after asking one of the men restraining him to remove their hands from his face.

Related: Business Passenger Sparks Debate After Removing Economy Flyer's Bag From Overhead Bin, Leaving It at His Feet

<p>Getty</p> The group of passengers moved down the aisle of the plane to restrain the intoxicated flier on the JetBlue flight.

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The group of passengers moved down the aisle of the plane to restrain the intoxicated flier on the JetBlue flight.

Another voice can be heard telling the woman, “I need you to back up,” repeatedly followed by another person shouting, “take him down!”

The group starts to move down the aisle as the passenger continues to resist. Someone can be heard crying in the background and a parent seemingly reassures his child by saying, “I’m right here.”

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JetBlue confirmed in a statement to PEOPLE, “a customer on board Flight 1926 with service from London to New York, began acting erratically and aggressively toward his travel companion and members of the inflight crew.”

“The crew also discovered an opened bottle of liquor the customer had brought on board and indications of intoxication. For everyone’s safety, the customer was restrained with the assistance of other customers who were witnessing this threatening behavior.”

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The airline confirmed that “the flight landed safely at New York’s JFK Airport where it was met by law enforcement who took over the situation," and added, "We appreciate our customers’ assistance and understanding during this incident and apologize for the experience.”

A representative for the Port Authority tells PEOPLE, "the plane landed safely with no further incident or reported injuries and no arrest was made by Port Authority police."

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