A lady has been arrested after she punched a Southwest Airlines worker in the head throughout boarding, sending the employee to the hospital, police mentioned.
Arielle Jean Jackson, 32, was arrested Saturday afternoon at Love Discipline in Dallas, police mentioned. Jackson has been charged with aggravated assault, in accordance to legislation enforcement officers.
The incident occurred throughout the boarding course of for a flight from Dallas to New York’s La Guardia Airport, Southwest Airlines spokesman Chris Mainz mentioned.
Police mentioned that Jackson first had a verbal altercation with an operations agent at the again of the airplane and was requested to exit. As Jackson was leaving, she had one other verbal altercation with a second operations agent that turned bodily, with Jackson punching the agent on the head, police mentioned.
Mainz mentioned the the operations agent, a girl, was taken to a hospital and launched Saturday evening.
“Southwest Airlines maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding any type of harassment or assault and fully support our Employee as we cooperate with local authorities regarding this unacceptable incident,” Mainz mentioned in a press release.
Jackson was in Dallas County jail on Sunday on $10,000 bond. Jail data didn’t checklist an legal professional for her.
Reviews of airplane passengers performing violent or disruptive have been growing since the COVID-19, with greater than recorded this 12 months alone.
The Federal Aviation Administration has to this point referred 37 incidents for legal penalties. In the meantime, passengers have been hit withfor alleged conduct together with throwing baggage at different passengers, assaulting flight crew, refusing to put on masks and snorting cocaine in an airplane rest room.