Reports: Drunk man puts passenger in chokehold on Jacksonville-bound flight



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - An 'unruly' man was restrained and later removed from a plane by federal agents after he got into a disagreement on a flight to Jacksonville Sunday.

Video from a passenger shows authorities taking a man with his wrists restrained from flight 715.

The passenger Kristy Wilbert tells Action News Jax the man was drunk and put a fellow passenger in a chokehold.

Wilbert said the man was subdued by four people and a flight attendant restrained him with zip ties.

She said he was moved to a different seat but continued to incite another passenger.

"It didn't stop there. He got up and tried to get him to fight," said Wilbert. "He was just being a really drunk, rude, ignorant person."

She said the man appeared to be drunk before boarding and should not have been allowed on the flight.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the man is in custody and federal charges are pending.

They confirmed agents from the Jacksonville Division responded to the Jacksonville International Airport after security advised them that an unruly passenger was secured by flight attendants aboard the flight.

JetBlue provided this statement:

"On January 31, a customer disagreement occurred on JetBlue flight 715 while en route from DCA to JAX. Authorities met the aircraft after it landed safely in Jacksonville. Additional questions should be addressed to law enforcement officials."