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A An Ohio woman was arrested Tuesday after assaulting flight attendants and police officers with a fire extinguisher at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Jennifer Kaye Holder, 27, was confronted by airport staff when she allegedly left a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant without paying her billaccording to Inside Edition.
The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. in concourse D after police said airport security reported that a Delta passenger was trying to open a secure gate.
Concourse D at the Atlanta Airport offers flights for Air Canada and national airlines such as Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines and US Airways.
In a video posted to social media, a disgruntled Holder is seen arguing with airport staff that someone had paid for her meal.
In the video, Holder angrily tells the Delta employee that someone paid for her meal.
Holder attempted to open one of the security doors before being confronted by a flight attendant, only to be separated by airport security.
She is later seen armed with the fire extinguisher with the hose pointed as she approaches innocent travelers.who hastily tried to avoid the agitated woman.
When another airport staff member approached Holder from behind, sprayed the worker with a blast of the chemical.
Three flight attendants experienced “respiratory discomfort” after the altercation, but they were later released by the emergency services.
Holder was then confronted by police while still holding the fire extinguisher and spraying it against airport security, according to the police report.
“Officers attempted to contact the female, but she did not respond and sprayed the officers with the fire extinguisher,” the police report stated.
Police say Holder continued to “behave in an erratic and combative manner, spitting and kicking at officers” while Holder was taken into custody. She was evaluated for minor injuries.
The Ohio native was booked into the Clayton County jail and faces charges of obstructing law enforcement officers, two counts of simple assault and three counts of simple battery, according to online jail records.
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