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‘Just kill me’: Bloodied United Airlines passenger begs to go home in disturbing new video

The officer who dragged the man off the plane has been suspended

More video footage has emerged of a man dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight after he refused to give up his seat.

The unidentified man, who reportedly said he was a doctor with patients waiting to see him, was on board a United flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday that was overbooked. According to the Courier-Journal, after no one volunteered to be bumped to a flight the next day in exchange for $800 and a hotel room, the airline randomly selected four passengers to disembark the plane, so that four United Airline employees could board.

But one man refused, so police entered the cabin and yanked the screaming man out of his seat and dragged him down the aisle before horrified onlookers.

Additional video of the man shows his face covered in blood, presumably from an injury while police were dragging him.

A woman on Twitter posted the video, which appears to have been taken by her husband, who she said was on the flight. In it, the bloodied and visibly distraught passenger clings to a curtain and repeats “Just kill me” and “I have to go home” over and over.

According to DNAInfo, the officer who dragged the passenger off the plane has since been suspended pending a review of the incident.

“The incident on United flight 3411 was not in accordance with our standard operating procedure and the actions of the aviation security officer are obviously not condoned by the Department,” Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride wrote in a statement to the news outlet.

 

Photo: Video screenshot