London, April 5: A passenger on a London-bound British Airways flight from Dubai has been attacked and bitten on the arm as he rushed to help flight attendants who were struggling to restrain a "violent passenger".
Sharing photos on Twitter, the man Christopher McNerlin, however, took the incident lightly and thanked the stewardess and the pilot for their cooperation and hospitality.
The airline, meanwhile, said, "Our customers and crews deserve to enjoy their flights, and not to suffer any form of abuse. Appropriate action will always be taken."
It further said that the matter was being dealt with the police. A metropolitan policewoman said,"Officers attended and found a 21-year-old man who had assaulted a passenger. The man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and being drunk on board an aircraft. He was taken to a west London police station and has been bailed to a date in late May. The injured passenger received medical assistance for a minor injury at the scene."