WARNING: Strong language
A video has emerged overnight Wednesday showing an airline pilot at Ocean City in Maryland grappling with a drunken, abusive passenger on the floor of the departure lounge.
It is not known what caused the argument, but the video, which appears to have been taken by a fellow passenger, shows the burly passenger shouting profane abuse at the pilot, who replies: "You're not getting on an airplane tonight."
The passenger continues to yell and swear before approaching the pilot and swinging punches at him. The pilot quickly pulls the man to the floor where they struggle for several seconds.
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Police are quickly called and the man is taken away.
It is not known which airline the pilot works for, but local police said overnight that they are investigating the incident.