Jackson was arrested for aggravated assault and detained in the Dallas County Jail while the guard was taken to a local hospital
DALLAS, TEXAS: A 32-year-old woman, Arielle Jean Jackson, was arrested after attacking a Southwest Airlines flight attendant on Saturday, November 13, Dallas police said. Officials confirmed that Jackson boarded Flight 4976 around 12:40 p.m., which was scheduled to fly from Dallas Love Field to La Guardia. Jackson reportedly boarded the flight and “went straight to the rear” where she had a verbal argument with a flight attendant. The employee then asked them to leave the plane.
According to official information, Jackson went to the front of the aircraft and had a verbal argument with the employee, whereupon she hit her on the head with “a closed fist”. The suspect then “went to the front of the plane where she had another verbal argument with another person”. [operations agent] “And began to” hit her on the head with a closed fist, “the police said in a statement.
The clerk was then arrested for aggravated assault and detained at the Dallas County Jail while the male nurse had to be taken to a local hospital. “We have a ward manager with her at the hospital with the full support of her Southwest Family who sends our thoughts, prayers and love,” the airline said in a statement to Fox News. “Southwest Airlines has a zero tolerance policy for any form of harassment or attack and is fully committed to our employees in working with local authorities on this unacceptable incident.”
In another recent incident, an American Airlines flight from New York City to Orange County, Calif., Was diverted to Denver on Wednesday, October 27, after a flight attendant was attacked by a male passenger over a masked dispute. Witnesses aboard Flight 976 recalled the angry passenger slapping the passenger twice in the face after refusing to comply with the airline’s mask mandate. The incident resulted in the flight making an emergency landing in Denver as it flew from JFK to John Wayne Airport. Fellow traveler Mackenzie Rose said she saw the flight attendant walk by “with blood on her mask” after the incident.
Meanwhile, Meek Mill, a 34-year-old “Hot” artist, has accused a flight crew member of racism. Born as Robert Williams, the rapper accused the crew member of “genuinely racist” behavior after he and his entourage were asked if they smoke weed right after boarding a private jet. Mill posted the interaction he filmed on social media, in which the crew member can be seen asking if his group smoked on the plane even though they boarded “30 seconds ago”. “So you were just saying we were smoking on a plane, we only got here 30 seconds ago,” the Philadelphia native said to the crew member, who replied that he smelled marijuana.