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Singer Richard Marx helps subdue disruptive passenger on plane

When a passenger got unruly on a Korean Air flight from Hanoi to Seoul, pop singer Richard Marx was right there, waiting for him.

Marx and his wife, television host and model Daisy Fuentes, both posted on social media about the ordeal, which started early Tuesday. Fuentes said a man sitting in the row next to them "got crazy and started attacking the flight attendants and passengers." He then allegedly "started pushing the female staff and pulling them by the hair," and that's when Marx jumped up to subdue him. Fuentes said this went on for four hours, and the crew was never able to get full control over the man. "They didn't know how to use the taser and they didn't know how to secure the rope around him," she said, adding that he "got loose from their rope restraints three times." Fuentes said the man had "a few drinks," and they believe he was on medication.

Marx called the event "chaotic and dangerous," and tweeted photos showing crew members attempting to hold down the passenger, pointing a taser at him, and tying him up with rope. Fuentes also posted photos showing her husband trying to help the crew. The man was arrested when the plane landed, ABC Los Angeles reports, and Marx tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the couple was home, safe and sound. "No big 'hero' move at all," he said. "Just did what I would hope anyone would do in same situation. Tnx 4 concern."