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Man who used anti-Jewish slur removed from American Airlines flight

"I'm trying to get to my home country and you all people made it harder for me to get to my home country," the man said.

Passengers aboard an airplane. Credit: StelaDi/Pixabay.
Passengers aboard an airplane. Credit: StelaDi/Pixabay.

A man was forcefully removed from a plane that had not yet departed from Tampa International Airport in Florida after yelling an antisemitic slur at a flight attendant.

The unnamed man, who was aboard American Airlines Flight 2506 bound for Philadelphia on Tuesday afternoon, called the airline staff member a “k**e,” according to video that circulated on social media.

He also said, “I’m trying to get to my home country and you all people made it harder for me to get to my home country,” per the New York Post.

Two people who were not in uniform and who identified themselves as police officers reportedly restrained the unruly man.

The flight took off about a half-hour late because of the incident, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer. Airport police said the man was arrested and charged with “disorderly intoxication and two counts of battery,” the paper wrote.

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