(NEWS) — A security breach forced Australian Federal Police to confiscate a taser gun which was hidden in a cabin bag on an Adelaide-bound Virgin flight at Melbourne Airport.

The tarmac drama occurred as flight crew on DJ 229 closed overhead compartments in preparation for takeoff and discovered a taser gun which had fallen out of a cabin bag, the Herald Sun reported.

One passenger, Labor MP Leon Bignell, recalled the drama which began at 2.15pm Melbourne time.

”Two police came on to the flight, went straight to the overhead bin, grabbed a bag and said ‘whose bag is this’ and a passenger answered ‘mine’ and they took him off and that process was repeated three times with three other passengers,” he said.

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