Three Lengthy Island ladies have been federally charged Wednesday for allegedly beating up a safety officer at JFK airport after they have been denied entry onto their flight to Puerto Rico, prosecutors mentioned.
Airline employees seen the trio – Jordan Nixon, 21, Janessa Torres, 21, and Johara Zavala, 44 – allegedly appearing belligerent earlier than boarding a Delta flight certain for San Juan final Sept. 22, in response to federal prosecutors.
One of many ladies seemed to be intoxicated and one other refused to put on her face masks correctly, prosecutors mentioned.
A gate employee flagged the unruly conduct to the flight crew – and the captain determined the ladies couldn’t board the airplane, prosecutors mentioned.
The ladies have been instructed by a safety officer to go away the gateway, however refused earlier than one in all them allegedly whacked the employee along with his personal radio.
The gate employee was then attacked after attempting to help the person, prosecutors mentioned.
Afterwards, the trio allegedly collectively ganged up on the safety officer, punching and kicking him within the face whereas he was on the ground, prosecutors mentioned.
The 2 staff have been taken to the hospital for therapy.
The Lengthy Islanders have been charged with assault.