Richard Marx helps subdue unruly passenger mid flight

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  • Wednesday, 21 Dec 2016

Singer Richard Marx performs the national anthem before the NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. /AFP

LOS ANGELES: If there's ever a problem, singer Richard Marx will be "Right There Waiting." Even, apparently, in mid-flight.

The 80s pop singer and his wife, former MTV VJ Daisy Fuentes, were travelling from Hanoi, Vietnam to Seoul, South Korea on Korean Air Flight 480 when an unruly passenger reportedly began attacking those aboard the plane. The couple reported the incident via their respective social media platforms.

"On our flight from Hanoi to Seoul a guy sitting in the next row from us got crazy & started attacking the flight attendants & passengers," wrote Fuentes in an Instagram post.

"When he started pushing the female staff and pulling them by the hair @therichardmarx was the first to help subdue him."

The incident went on for a total of four hours, according to Fuentes.

"I feel horrible for the abuse the staff had to endure but no one was prepared for this. They never fully got control of him," she added.

According to TMZ, two passengers and a crew member sustained injuries. Seoul police arrested the perpetrator upon landing.

Marx also documented the scene on Twitter. He went on to critique the airline staff's inability to contain the passenger, saying they were "ill trained" and "ill-equipped to handle [the] situation."

"You will be hearing about our flight-480 on @KoreanAir_KE . Passenger next to us attacked passengers and crew. Crew completely ill trained," wrote the singer. – Reuters

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