Man arrested after viral attack of Southwest Airlines gate agent at Atlanta airport

Man arrested after viral attack of Southwest Airlines gate agent at Atlanta airport

24 Mar    Finance News

Polices have arrested a man they say assaulted a gate agent at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Video of the incident has gone viral on Twitter.

Officers responded to reports of a fight at a Southwest Airlines gate around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday.

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A gate agent told police that a male passenger was being disorderly after being asked to get off of a flight.

The investigation revealed the suspect, Courney Drummond, refused to comply with flight attendants as a plane taxied from the gate to the tarmac.

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Police said Drummond became aggressive, forcing the plane to return to the gate.

After he was escorted off the plane, Drummond threatened a gate agent several times and then assaulted him.

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Video shows Drummond lunge at a gate agent and punch him and then continue to threaten airport staff.

Drummond was arrested and charged with simple battery, battery and obstruction.

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