Angry Passenger Attacks Worker at LaGuardia: Cops - NBC New York

Angry Passenger Attacks Worker at LaGuardia: Cops

Police say the passenger from Yonkers attacked the United Airlines employee, sending him to a hospital with a split lip and loose teeth

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Angry Passenger Attacks Worker at LaGuardia: Cops
    Getty Images
    LaGuardia Airport

    Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at LaGuardia Airport.

    Port Authority police say Antonio Sappleton attacked the United Airlines employee around 8 p.m. Wednesday, sending him to a hospital with a split lip and loose teeth.

    Police say Sappleton became agitated when the 23-year-old employee asked for his checked bag ticket.

    They say he punched the employee repeatedly and kicked him multiple times once he fell to the ground.

    Flight From Newark Diverted, Cops Called Over Reclining Seat Fight

    [NY] Flight From Newark Diverted, Cops Called Over Reclining Seat Fight
    Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches. When one passenger on a flight out of Newark, New Jersey, was denied that bit of personal space Sunday, it led to a heated argument and the unscheduled landing of their plane, just halfway to its destination. Roseanne Colletti reports.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014)

    Port Authority officers arrested Sappleton outside the terminal. The 22-year-old Yonkers man is charged with assault and harassment.

    Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android