A woman was arrested Sunday at McCarran International Airport after she refused to wear a mask on a plane.
Las Vegas Metro police arrested Katrina Alspaugh for violating airport rules, according to KLAS.
The woman had been involved in a prior incident at the security checkpoint, police said. During that incident, she reportedly attempted to punch another passenger that pointed out she was not wearing her mask, police said. https://t.co/yYDa5iDe6s pic.twitter.com/365LjFsG7Q
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Alspaugh allegedly also attempted to punch a passenger at a security checkpoint who complained that Alspaugh wasn’t wearing a mask, KLAS reported. The passenger did not press charges against Alspaugh. (RELATED: Police Arrest Airline Passenger For Allegedly Choking Flight Attendant, Rushing Cockpit)
Officers met Alspaugh on the jet bridge after an Allegiant Air employee removed her from the plane and gave her a trespass notice, reported KLAS.
While she was being removed from the jet bridge in a wheelchair, Alspaugh began yelling “Let’s go Brandon” and obscenities, according to the outlet.
A letter from U.S. airlines and aviation unions requesting unruly airline passengers be prosecuted was sent to the Justice Department June 19. The group accused the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of not being effective in deterring unruly passengers.
The FAA released data in July that indicated 2,600 mask-related incidents of unruly airline passengers in the first half of 2021.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller for comment.