Two Passengers Arrested After Pepper Spray, Razor Come Out During Fight On JetBlue Flight

You’ve probably had that feeling: the one where the plane has landed, and it’s only a matter of minutes before you’re standing up, walking down that aisle and finally getting off. But police say that moment got a bit too testy after a JetBlue flight coming from Jamaica landed at John F. Kennedy Airport yesterday morning in New York, when two female passengers got in a brawl.

According to the New York Daily News, a woman who had a window seat (we’ll call her Passenger 1) apparently tried to climb over another passenger sitting next to her (we’ll call her Passenger 2) just after the flight had touched down.

Passenger 2 pushed Passenger 1 away after she climbed over her, prompting Passenger 1 to then punch the other woman in the face, according to a Port Authority spokesman.

When another passenger tried to break it up, Passenger 1 swiped him with an eyebrow razor, cutting his elbow.

In the ensuing melee, Passenger 2 reportedly pulled out a can of mace and sprayed it at the other woman, effectively giving everyone around them a dose of chemicals as well, police said.

Port Authority police arrived on the scene and arrested both women. Several others were treated for difficulty breathing, the spokesman said.

Passenger 1 was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal mischief, while Passenger 2 was charged with with possession of tear gas. It’s still unclear how she was able to get the mace on the plane in the first place, officials said.

JetBlue confirmed the incident in a statement:

“On August 26, a customer disagreement occurred shortly after flight 960 arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport from Kingston, Jamaica. Law enforcement were called and met the aircraft.”

Two women brawl on plane at JFK, leaving good Samaritan slashed with razor, passengers sickened with pepper spray: cops [New York Daily News]

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