Unruly Passenger on United Flight Beats Flight Attendant

Unruly Passenger on United Flight Beats Flight Attendant

An unruly passenger headed from Dulles International Airport in Virginia to Newark, New Jersey, on Thursday barreled into a cockpit door and began beating a flight attendant mid-flight, police said.

The man, later identified by the police as 28-year-old Matthew Dingley, began beating up a flight attendant who tried to stop him, News 12 New Jersey reported.

After the flight landed in Newark shortly after 9 p.m., Port Authority Police officers boarded the flight on the ground to arrest Dingley, reported.

A backup team of other officers came in to arrest Dingley, who faces multiple charges.

Dingley faces charges of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, and interfering with transportation.

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