RESTRAINED: Gudmundur Karl Arthorsson, the Icelandic civil engineer who was duct-taped to his seat by fellow passengers on a flight from Iceland to JFK Airport in New York, USA. Arthorsson reportedly works in Trinidad.

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'He lives, works in T&T'

Unruly plane passenger back home...

By Susan Mohammed susan.mohammed@trinidadexpress.com

AN ICELANDIC man made famous by a viral Internet video showing him duct-taped to his seat on a passenger aeroplane is said to be working in Trinidad and Tobago.

The photo and video of Gudmundur Karl Arthorsson aboard the aircraft was shot by a fellow passenger on a New York-bound flight on Icelandic Air on January 3.

The media reported that Arthorsson, who was headed to Trinidad after a vacation with his family in Iceland, drank whiskey, Schnapps, and Grand Marnier before he boarded the plane bound for New York, where he was to take a connecting flight to Trinidad to meet his fiancee.

A story in the New York Daily News reported that a passenger on the flight said that Arthorsson drank an entire bottle of some duty-free alcohol, then tried grabbing the women who were sitting next to him, screaming that the plane was going to crash.

The report also said that Arthorsson choked a male passenger next to him.

Arthorsson was then restrained by other passengers who tied him up and duct-taped him to his seat.

Arthorsson was escorted off the plane by police at John F Kennedy Airport, but reports are that he was not prosecuted for a criminal offence.

New York Daily News and other online news reports said that he was treated for alcohol poisoning at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York, and soon made it back to Trinidad and Tobago, where he works as a civil engineer.

However, local searches did not reveal where he lived or was employed.

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