Qantas Irish boss hit in the face with a pie during interview
An Irish airline chief was left shocked after he was hit in the face with a pie during an interview.
Alan Joyce, chief executive of Australian airline Qantas, was addressing a business breakfast in Perth when the man appeared on stage and hit him with the pie.
The attack on Alan Joyce today was a disgrace. The person should be ashamed. The threats any of us receive is unacceptable #wordsnotviolence— Peter Dutton (@PeterDutton_MP) May 9, 2017
The man was detained until police arrived and was taken for questioning, according to the BBC.
Mr Joyce left the stage briefly to clean his face and then returned to an applause from the audience.
At the event, the Irish-born boss was discussing the airline's recent decision to operate non-stop flights from London to Perth.
Australian immigration Minister Peter Dutton tweeted that the incident was "a disgrace" and the perpetrator "should be ashamed".
Western Australian Police said they are investigating the incident.
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