(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.
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''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.