Watch eyewitness describe moment bloodied man was dragged off United Airlines plane

Footage of a bloodied United Airlines passenger being dragged off an overbooked flight in Chicago on Sunday night has gone viral.

Tyler Bridges, who was seated close to the altercation and saw the whole thing, has described the man's forcible removal by security to American TV network CBS.

Here he gives a blow by blow account of how the tense situation unfolded.

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