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Irish man arrested for chasing plane

Europe Materials 28 September 2018 02:22
An Irish man was arrested for chasing a plane onto the apron after he missed a flight at Dublin Airport on Thursday morning, said the airport authority.
Irish man arrested for chasing plane

An Irish man was arrested for chasing a plane onto the apron after he missed a flight at Dublin Airport on Thursday morning, said the airport authority, Xinhua reported.

The airport said in a statement that two passengers, a male and a female, were late for a Ryanair flight to Amsterdam on Thursday morning and they arrived at the boarding gate in Terminal One of the airport after the flight had closed boarding.

They asked the Ryanair staff to stop the plane and the male passenger got agitated after their request was turned down, according to the statement.

The man started banging on the window to try to get the aircraft to wait and he then broke through a magnetic door and made his way onto the apron, trying to flag down the departing plane, said the statement.

Video footage posted on local media showed that the man was tackled down to the ground on the apron by several airport policemen.

He was first restrained at the airport police station and then transferred to a nearby police station, said the statement.

The man was later brought to Dublin District Court on the charges of criminal damage to a magnetic door lock at Dublin Airport, reported local media.

The court heard that the police was alerted about the incident at about 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The court also heard that the accused was a 23-year-old man from the country's southeast county of Wexford.

As the man told the court that he did not have a job and had no solicitor, the judge of the court assigned a solicitor to represent him free of charge.

The accused was later released on a bail of 200 euros (233 U.S. dollars) and demanded to appear in the court again on November 8 for a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to be conveyed about his case.

Despite the fact that the accused promised the court to behave himself in future, he forget his promise as soon as he left the court with his female friend.

The man dropped his tracksuit bottoms and mooned at the photographers who were gathering outside the court, showed the pictures run on local media.

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