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Man subdued and tied up on Frontier Airlines flight.

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A man was subdued and tied up with duct tape on a Frontier Airlines flight on 6 September.

The aircraft was reportedly carrying Hurricane Katrina evacuees from Houston to Denver when the 26-year-old man stepped into the centre aisle and introduced himself. He refused to leave and allegedly responded to the flight attendant by slapping and pushing her.

According to Virginia Lopez, a police spokeswoman in Denver, several male passengers got up to subdue the 26-year-old who was spitting, biting and yelling profanities. The man, a recent discharge from the US Army, did not appear to be one of the evacuees, The Associated Press reported.

While the man will face a federal charge of interference with flight crew members and attendants, Frontier Airlines said that the attacked flight attendant was shaken but not physically harmed.

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