Moment three women launch brutal attack on Spirit Airlines staff at Florida airport after being told flight was delayed – The Sun

THREE women have launched an attack on Spirit Airlines staff after being told their flight was delayed, cops say.

Footage shows Danaysha Akia Cuthbert Dixon, 22, Kaira Candida Ferguson, 21, and Tymaya Monique Wright, 20, attacking airline employees at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Florida, on Tuesday evening.


The incident happened outside a gate inside Terminal 4 of the airport.

In the clip, the women can be seen screaming at workers and throwing objects at them.

Among the things they were throwing at airline employees there were "phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food", according to Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

The three women were arrested and face battery charges in connection to the violent encounter, authorities said.

BATTERY CHARGES

Wright also faces an additional charge for allegedly taking a Spirit employee’s phone, the New York Post reports.

They were taken to the Broward County Jail, where they were released on bond Wednesday morning.

The arrest report states: "The victims were also punched and kicked in different sections of their bodies numerous times."

The employees suffered minor injuries when three passengers “became combative following a delayed flight,” the airline said.


The women did not comment on the incident, but only said they were trying to get home to Philadelphia, according to WPLG.

Spirit Airlines said the three passengers “became combative following a delayed flight."

The airline released a statement praising their employees for their “professionalism and quick actions" in dealing with the incident.

The statement reads: “We thank our Team Members for their professionalism and quick actions, and we also thank the Broward Sheriff’s Office for their assistance at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport yesterday.

"Three Guests became combative following a delayed flight, and they were arrested for physically assaulting our Team Members.

"Three of our Team Members sustained minor injuries.

"This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and has absolutely no place in airports or any other place of business.

"We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind.

"Further questions about this incident should be referred to law enforcement.”

The Broward Sheriff’s Office says that their investigation is ongoing and that the women could face additional charges.


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