A Southwest Airlines airplane taxies from a gate at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in Baltimore, Oct. 11, 2021. (Getty Images)
Jackson “boarded the plane and went straight to the back” where she had a “verbal altercation with a flight attendant who instructed the suspect to leave the plane,” police said in a statement to Fox News.
The suspect then “went to the front of the plane where she had another verbal altercation with another flight attendant” and began “hitting her with a close fist to the head,” police added.
Jackson has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault. The flight attendant, according to police, was transported to a hospital and was in “stable condition.”
“We have a Station Manager with her at the hospital with the full support of her Southwest Family sending our thoughts, prayers, and love,” the airline said in a statement to Fox News. “Southwest Airlines maintains a zero-tolerance policy regarding any type of harassment or assault and fully support our Employee as we cooperate with local authorities regarding this unacceptable incident.”