December 4, 2021

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Passenger sends Southwest employee to hospital before flight takes off for NYC - Telemundo New York (47)

Passenger sends Southwest employee to hospital before flight takes off for NYC – Telemundo New York (47)

A woman has been arrested after allegedly assaulting a staff member Southwest Airlines Who ended up in the hospital on Saturday after the confrontation in Dallas Love Field, the authorities said.

An airline spokesman said a passenger “verbally and physically” assaulted a Southwest Airlines employee during the boarding process from Dallas to LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Dallas police said passenger Ariel Jane Jackson, 32, boarded the plane and had a “verbal altercation” with a flight attendant in the back of the plane.


Dallas Police Department

Police said Jackson then went to the front of the plane, where he encountered a second employee who hit him “with a closed fist on the head.”

Dallas police said the employee was taken to hospital in stable condition, while Jackson has been charged with aggravated battery.

Southwest Airlines It maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding any kind of harassment or assault, and we fully support our employee as we cooperate with local authorities regarding this unacceptable incident,” the airline said in a written statement.

The reason for the dispute was not disclosed.

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