Business Insider reported that a passenger on a trip from San Francisco to Chicago on Sunday allegedly threatened a flight attendant as other crew members attempted to diffuse the situation.
In a video clip uploaded to TikTok by user emily jeann, a lady shoving her elbow into a flight attendant’s neck while holding a toddler is heard shouting, “I will kill you,” another flight attendant attempted to separate them by saying, “I will fucking kill you.”
When the passenger exclaimed, “Where is it?,” the flight attendant in the left-hand side of the shot said, “You need to take a seat, we are landing.”
After telling the customer she was out of line, the flight attendant gave her colleague the order to move back.
Flight attendant assaulted on @united flight 476 that just landed in Chicago at @fly2ohare. pic.twitter.com/4ksmKl5PAC— Peter Kondelis (@PeterKondelis) November 13, 2022
The person who posted the United Airlines flight 476 video clip claimed later that the woman was screaming nonsense and got up from her seat but wouldn’t go back down.
A man was arrested by Los Angeles Airport police after assaulting a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight from Cabo. Good samaritans helped restrain the passenger until the flight landed at LAX, according to witnesses. An investigation is underway. 📹: Donald Hoover pic.twitter.com/N6JjKiOAOB— Malik Earnest (@MalikEarnest) September 22, 2022
A different angle and one flight attendant hurrying over to assist the passengers standing in the aisle were shown in another video that social media user Peter Kondelis posted.
A member of the flight attendant crew was transported to a hospital for evaluation, and United confirmed the event in a statement to the outlet, stating that the disruptive passenger was removed by law authorities once the plane landed.
“We’re grateful to our crew for handling this difficult situation with professionalism and for putting the safety of our team and our customers first.”
In a comparable incident, a customer was detained in September after reportedly sucker-punching a flight attendant on a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles.
The FBI took over the investigation because the incident happened mid-flight, and Alexander Tung Cuu Le, 33, was detained on charges of interfering with a flight once the plane touched down at LAX.
Three people were brought to a hospital for observation and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) were investigating, according to Chicago Police who claimed police responded to the airport that morning.
No major injuries have been associated with the incident as of yet.