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Woman accused of assaulting a flight attendant on American Airlines flight

(CNN) — A girl allegedly assaulted a flight attendant throughout an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York City, in response to a grievance launched by federal prosecutors.

The altercation between Chenasia I. Campbell and the flight attendant occurred halfway via American Airlines Flight 1357, in response to the federal grievance filed in New York.

The flight left Miami simply earlier than midnight Saturday, and arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport at roughly 2:14 a.m. Sunday, in response to airline spokesman Curtis Blessing.

In a assertion, American Airlines stated that “a customer who refused to comply with the federal face mask requirement assaulted a crew member while in flight.”

“Violence of any kind is not tolerated by American,” the assertion stated.

CNN has requested authorities in regards to the airline’s allegation that the passenger violated a federal masks mandate, which isn’t talked about within the grievance. A spokesperson stated they may not remark past the allegations contained within the grievance.

The grievance says Campbell left her seat and adopted a flight attendant to a crew space, allegedly yelling at that attendant for not selecting up her rubbish.

Another flight attendant tried to intervene, and the defendant accused that flight attendant of pushing her, in response to the grievance.

Campbell then struck the intervening flight attendant with closed fists and pulled the attendant’s hair, in response to the grievance.

Later, Campbell returned to the crew space after arguing with one other passenger and allegedly acknowledged that the “cops aren’t going to do anything to me,” earlier than putting the flight attendant once more with closed fists inflicting the pair to fall to the ground. Campbell additionally tried to drag up or take away the flight attendant’s costume, the grievance states.

A crew request to the captain to land the airplane was denied, the grievance states, however an off-duty New York City Police Department officer on the flight was capable of place the girl in hand restraints till she was taken into custody upon arrival in New York, in response to the grievance.

The injured flight attendant “sustained scrapes to the arm and cheek, bruises to the forehead and leg … and a strained neck,” amongst different accidents, however refused further medical help after being evaluated by medical personnel at JFK, the grievance states.

In addition to being accused of assaulting and intimidating a flight attendant, Campbell can be accused of interfering with the efficiency of the duties of the flight attendant and lessening the power to carry out these duties, in response to the grievance.

Campbell appeared in courtroom Monday and was launched on a $15,000 bond, in response to the spokesperson for the prosecutors’ workplace. Campbell’s protection lawyer, James Darrow of the Brooklyn Federal Public Defenders Office, declined to remark when contacted by CNN.

The incident comes because the Federal Aviation Administration stated Tuesday it’s experiencing a spike in experiences of unruly airplane passengers, and has obtained about 1,300 such experiences since February.

File picture by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. CNN’s Joe Sutton and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report.

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