Police drag United Airlines passenger from overbooked US flight

CHICAGO - A doctor trying to return home to his patients was dragged by his hands from an overbooked United Airlines flight by gun-carrying Chicago police, according to social media, embroiling the carrier its second public relations nightmare in less than a month.

Video of the incident posted to Twitter account @Tyler_Bridges shows three policemen huddling over the seated passenger, who appears to be an older Asian man, before dragging him on the floor.

In a separate tweet, Bridges wrote that the man was removed because four additional United crew needed to get to Louisville.

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