A close relative of Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has been thrown off a British Airways plane because he was drunk, local media reported.
The Arab prince was thrown off a Boeing 777 at London Heathrow airport by police officers armed with 50,000 volt Taser guns, The Sun
The 28-year-old had begun shouting and complaining about the poor service on the BA125 flight to Doha, Qatar via Bahrain.
After the incident happened on Sunday July 22, members of the crew were forced to call the police.
The billionaire was then dragged off the plane and taken to a West London police station near the airport where his DNA, mugshot and fingerprints were taken.
“We were called at 10.34am on Sunday July 22 to an outward bound flight to Doha, Qatar, via Bahrain at London Heathrow after a man was reported to be causing a disturbance”, a police spokeswoman confirmed.
“A man who is 28 was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and failing to comply with the instructions of the cabin crew. He was taken to a west London police station and bailed to a date in September”, the spokeswoman added.
Human rights campaigners are denouncing King Hamad whose regime has been accused of violently repressing pro-democracy activists.