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Pie in the face for Qantas CEO

Pie in the face for Qantas CEO
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The CEO of the Australian airline Qantas attacked with pie during speech

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Alan Joyce, CEO of Australian airline Qantas has received a cream pie to the face during a speech in Perth.

Joyce was addressing a crowd of around 500 people about the company’s decision to run non-stop flights from Perth to London when a man walked up onto the stage and stuck a pie right in his face.

Joyce told the crowd “I don’t know what that was about” before leaving the stage to clean his face.

Pie thrown in face of Qantas</a>​ chief Alan Joyce while in Perth. <a href="https://t.co/IOrUGlTbg8">https://t.co/IOrUGlTbg8</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ausbiz?src=hash">#ausbiz</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/7News?src=hash">#7News</a> <a href="https://t.co/XichTGnL5i">pic.twitter.com/XichTGnL5i</a></p>&mdash; 7 News Sydney (7NewsSydney) May 9, 2017

He returned to cheers from the audience a few moments later. “Now if there are any more pies can you get it over with now,” the CEO quipped.

The pie attacker was intercepted by security. A police spokesperson said:

“We’re currently investigating the incident and interviewing the individual concerned.”

PIE ATTACK: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has been hit by a pie at a Perth business breakfast. A man in his 60s is in custardy… TenNewsPerth</a> <a href="https://t.co/BQwVB4FFCA">pic.twitter.com/BQwVB4FFCA</a></p>&mdash; Dougal Wallace (DougalWallace) May 9, 2017

The motivation behind the pie-incident remains unknown. One witness told a local radio station that it was simply a “bizarre situation.

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