Man arrested at Melbourne airport

The Australian Federal Police have arrested at man at Melbourne Airport after he allegedly breached security access to the tarmac and assaulted airline crew.

A man has been arrested at Melbourne Airport after allegedly assaulting Jetstar crew and breaching security access to the tarmac.

The AFP says it responded to an incident at Terminal 4 on Thursday morning and arrested a man who is assisting officers with their inquiries.

The man had missed his flight and tried to force his way onto another plane, the Nine Network reported.

A Jetstar spokesman said the passenger allegedly assaulted several of its crew, and breached security access to the tarmac.

The man has now been banned from travelling on the airline and on Qantas.

"We praise our crew for safely handling this incident and restraining the passenger until police arrived," a Jetstar spokesman said.

"This behaviour is unacceptable and we have placed an immediate ban on this passenger travelling on all Jetstar and Qantas flights."

Published 17 May 2018 at 3:34pm
Source: AAP