SPIRIT AIRLINES flight crew declines to press charges after being attacked by a female passenger in-flight.
The woman was arrested and taken to jail once the plane landed.
What happened during a Spirit Airlines flight to Nashville?
On Saturday, November 27, 2021, during a flight from Fort Lauderdale to Nashville, Spirit Airlines passenger Amanda Henry, 42, began attacking two flight attendants reported Yahoo News.
She reportedly punched one flight attendant and pulled the other's hair.
Henry had to be restrained by a fellow passenger using zip-ties.
When the plane landed, she was arrested by local police.
According to the arrest affidavit, Henry yelled at police officers to "shoot me" as they detained her.
The affidavit furth revealed that the woman "smelled of alcohol, spoke in a slurred manner, and her eyes were bloodshot.
She informed authorities that she had "drank a lot."
Was Amanda Henry arrested?
Local police took Henry to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office jail on Saturday night.
She was released the next morning after the flight attendants declined to press charges.
In a statement to the Tennessean, Spirit Airlines stated:
“Law enforcement officers met Spirit Airlines flight NK222 after arriving in Nashville from Fort Lauderdale and removed a passenger for unruly behavior. "
"We do not tolerate aggressive behavior of any kind, and this passenger is no longer welcome on any of our flights. Thank you to our Guests who assisted our crew and local law enforcement for their assistance. We will work with the relevant authorities to ensure this individual is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
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