“A Southwest Airlines employee was taken to a hospital after a passenger assaulted her during the boarding process at Dallas Love Field Airport on Saturday, airline officials said.
“According to the Dallas Police Department, 32-year-old Arielle Jean Jackson boarded the New York-bound flight about 12:40 p.m. and soon after began a “verbal altercation” with a flight attendant at the back of the plane.
“The flight attendant asked Jackson to exit the plane, and as she was leaving, she struck an airline operations agent with a closed fist on the head, police said. Officers took Jackson into custody and charged her with aggravated assault, Juan Fernandez, a Dallas police spokesman, said Sunday.
“It was unclear whether Jackson had retained a defense lawyer.”
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