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WATCH: Screaming “ALLAHU AKBAR,” devout Muslim dragged off flight that was forced to divert after violence towards crew

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Passenger screams ‘Allahu akbar’ as he is dragged off Paris-Tunisia flight that was forced to divert when he was violent towards crew who stopped him praying by the cockpit

  • The Transavia flight from the French capital to Tunis rerouted to Nice last night
  • Male passenger aged about 30 had reportedly been violent towards cabin crew
  • On landing in Nice, officers wrestled with the man who shouted ‘Allahu akbar’
  • He was arrested and is now understood to be undergoing psychiatric evaluation

By Julian Robinson for MailOnline, 25 January 2019

This is the moment a passenger screams ‘Allahu akbar’ as he is dragged off a flight from Paris to Tunisia that was forced to divert when he was violent towards the crew.

The Transavia flight from the French capital to Tunis re-routed to Nice last night before security officers boarded the plane.

A passenger, aged about 30, was said to have been violent towards a flight attendant during the flight.

There are reports that the disturbance arose when the man was barred from praying by the cockpit.

Footage captures the moment a passenger screamed ‘Allahu akbar’ as he was dragged off a flight from Paris to Tunisia that was forced to divert when he was violent towards crew

Footage captures the moment a passenger screamed ‘Allahu akbar’ as he was dragged off a flight from Paris to Tunisia that was forced to divert when he was violent towards crew

The Boeing 737-800 landed at Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport at about 6.30pm before security officials boarded the aircraft.

Footage shows a struggle on board as they wrestled with the unnamed man and brought him under control before arresting him.

At one point he lunged forward and shouted ‘allahu akbar’ as officers tried to contain him.

A passenger, aged about 30, was said to have been violent towards a flight attendant during the flight
The Boeing 737-800 landed at Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport at about 6.30pm before security officials boarded the aircraft (file picture)

Amid tense scenes, he screamed at officials: ‘Tell me what I’ve done. What have I done? You’re hurting me. What are you doing? Allahu akbar.’Witnesses reported that the man had said he was Tunisian like others on board and that people should be helping him.

Passengers who were heading to the Tunisian capital are said to have had to stay in Nice overnight before continuing their journeys.

The man in is now understood to be undergoing psychiatric evaluation.
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