He then gave fellow passengers an eyeful by standing in the buff for more than an hour at Charles Douglas airport, in North Carolina, before security guards led him away in handcuffs for questioning.

The man launched his protest after attempting in vain to board a US Airways flight to Jamaica. Witnesses said he became angry and shouted loudly before starting to remove his clothes.

“He had his clothes on at that point, and then he started standing there with his arms crossed and hollering at the lady at the desk,” said Sherry Ketchie, talking to WBTV. “He stood there for a moment and then started taking off his clothes. I ain’t never seen nothing like that in my life.”

Police later confirmed that they had responded to “a disturbance call where a male was suffering from a medical issue”. They said the man had been taken for treatment and would not faces charges.