Man escorted off easyJet flight by armed police because fellow passenger 'didn't feel safe'


A man was escorted off an easyJet flight by armed police because another passenger "didn't feel safe".

Meghary Yemane-Tesfagiorgis was told by the captain to leave the London-bound flight from Rome shortly before it was due to take off.

He was told the other passenger "didn't feel safe" while he was on board.

After a 20 minute delay the captain explained a technical fault with luggage and informed us that the flight will commence shortly.

Meghary Yemane-Tesfagiorgis

Meghary, who lives in London, says he spent hours speaking to airline staff and the police, and suggested the passenger who made the complaint should be taken off the plane.

Message posted on Meghary's Facebook account Credit: Facebook

I was then directed by the police to the airport police station. I was subjected to further questioning and intimidation by the Italian authorities before being left to sit in the airport for a further 15 or so hours.

Meghary Tesfagiorgis

Meghary says he is seeking legal advice. In a statement, easyJet said:

easyJet can confirm that flight EZY5258 from Rome Fiumicino to London Gatwick on 29 March 2016 was delayed due to the police requesting that additional security checks were undertaken before departure.

easyJet statement