Emirates staff restrain unruly passenger on Dubai-Chicago flight


A passenger was restrained on an Emirates flight – earlier this week – due to unruly behaviour.

An elderly man traveling from Dubai to Chicago on flight EK235 on Tuesday had to be restrained, an Emirates spokesperson confirmed.

The man, identified by US media as David Okeone, 74, was handed over to authorities at O’Hare International Airport. According to reports, the passenger suffered injuries to his wrist, which the family said was caused while he was being restrained.

Okeone travelled to Dubai from Nigeria before flying to Chicago.

“Emirates can confirm that a passenger on flight EK235 from Dubai to Chicago on January 23, had to be restrained by cabin crew due to unruly behaviour. The passenger was handed over to the authorities on arrival in Chicago,” an Emirates spokesperson toldĀ Khaleej Times.

“The safety of our passengers and crew is of the utmost importance and will not be compromised,” the airline spokesperson underlined.