A passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight yelled for help after he was duct-taped to a seat by airline staff; he was restrained after he allegedly assaulted attendants on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami on July 31, according to authorities.
The passenger, identified by police as 22-year-old Maxwell Berry, was arrested after allegedly groping two flight attendants and punching another. Berry was charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault, authorities told local media.
The video shows Berry yelling for help while being held down on his seat by duct tape as fellow passengers surround him.
In a statement to Storyful, Frontier Airlines said “a passenger made inappropriate physical contact with two flight attendants and subsequently physically assaulted another flight attendant,” resulting in the passenger needing to be restrained “until the flight landed in Miami and law enforcement arrived.”
Frontier Airlines said it was supporting the attendants involved and that they had been placed on paid leave “in line with an event of this nature pending an investigation.”
Storyful has contacted Maxwell Berry for comment. Credit: Kaprice Kelley via Storyful