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Video Emerges of Unruly Duct-Taped Icelandair Passenger

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By Jeff Wilber on January 9, 2013

150229_10151326761392509_72172175_nIt’s Schadenfreude time.

The much-anticipated video footage has finally emerged of a drunken Icelandair passenger that was taped to his seat on a New Year’s Eve flight from Reykjavik to New York.

It was reported that 46-year-old Gudmundur Karl Arthorsson consumed a large amount of duty-free liquor during the flight and became aggressive toward the flight crew and other passengers.

With an escalating level of threat to others, the man was duct-taped to his seat in an effort to restrain him until the flight landed at New York’s JFK airport.

Here’s what it looked like on board:

Icelandair spokesman Gudjon Arngrimsson had this to say:

“To ensure the safety of those who were on board he was restrained by the crew and passengers and then was monitored for the duration of the flight for his own safety.”

“He said he couldn’t validate the photo’s authenticity but said airlines commonly carry plastic handcuffs and tape to restrain potentially dangerous passengers,” the Associated Press reported.

Too many drinks could make you the proof of the many uses of duct tape and zip ties, so please drink responsibly.

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