ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - A man from Henderson, Nevada, has been arrested for attacking an employee at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, police officers responded to the airport around 8:19 p.m. March 22. Upon arrival, they met with a Southwest Airlines employee who said he was assaulted by a passenger who had been escorted off of a flight.
Police say that Courney Donta Drummond refused to comply with flight attendants after his flight left the gate and was on its way to the tarmac. Because of his behavior, the pilot turned the plane around and went back to the gate.
After he was escorted off of the plane, he threatened a Southwest Airlines employee several times and ultimately assaulted him, according to police. A video of the incident has since gone viral on social media.
Drummond is being charged with simple battery and battery and obstruction. He was transported to Clayton County Jail.