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Man removed from Jetstar flight after hurling abuse and headbutting federal police officer

A man has been escorted off a Jetstar flight from Sydney to Melbourne after becoming disruptive and abusive.

The 26-year-old began to cause a scene prior to the flight’s take-off on Saturday afternoon, with Jetstar’s crew attempting to calm the passenger, according to a spokesperson from the airline.

“However, after the man’s behaviour continued, the crew contacted the AFP and the passenger was escorted off the flight,” the spokesperson told Travel Weekly.

“We take safety and security very seriously and this type of behaviour will not be tolerated on our aircraft.”

Footage aired by Nine News shows a number of federal police officers struggling to restrain the man, who at one point headbutted an officer twice, and also allegedly threw a couple of punches.

It was reported that two officers suffered injuries from the assault. Travel Weekly contacted the AFP for comment.

The man will face court in July for a number of offences, including assaulting a police officer, according to Nine News.

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