— Stephen (@stephenlaca) April 10, 2017
Police (and aviation security) say they were called after the passenger “became irate” because he was asked to leave the oversold flight. Tyler Bridges, who took the video posted to Facebook, said the doctor returned to the plane after being pulled off with his face bloodied.
In response to the video being posted, aviation officials said, “Aviation Officers arrived on the scene attempted to carry the individual off of the flight when he fell. His head subsequently struck an armrest causing injuries to his face. The man was taken to Lutheran General hospital for his injuries.”
However, passengers who were present say the authorities are outright LYING and that a lawsuit should be filed against the thugs who assaulted this well-respected doctor.
As you can imagine, the video has sparked outrage online. In response to the situation, Oscar Munoz, United CEO said, “This is an upsetting event to all of us here at United. I apologize for having to re-accommodate these customers. Our team is moving with a sense of urgency to work with the authorities and conduct our own detailed review of what happened.” He then told United and all involved they did the right thing (He’s digging himself a much deeper hole by supporting the beating of an elderly man/doctor).
We for one will be boycotting United Airlines.
— Kaylyn Davis (@kaylyn_davis) April 10, 2017