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SEE IT: Three women facing battery charges for attacking Spirit Airline employees over delayed flight


A trio of women have been arrested for attacking a group of Spirit Airline employees over a delayed flight out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida.

The violent incident, part of which was captured on cellphone video, unfolded Tuesday evening outside the gate of a flight to Philadelphia in Terminal 4, Local 10 reported.

When deputies with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene, they arrested three suspects for striking airline employees with “with miscellaneous items, such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food.”

“The victims were also punched and kicked in different sections of their bodies numerous times,” according to the arrest documents.

They were identified as Danaysha Akia Cuthbert Dixon, 22, Kaira Candida Ferguson, 21, and Tymaya Monique Wright, 20. All three of the women, who are from the Philadelphia area, are facing battery charges in connection with the confrontation.

Wright was additionally hit with a petty theft charge for allegedly taking a Spirit employee’s phone.

Authorities said the altercation was sparked by a delayed flight.

Spirit Airlines in a statement said three of its employees sustained “minor injuries” in the scuffle

“The Safety and security of the traveling public and airport employees is part of our core mission,” it reads.

“The behavior of the individuals as seen in the video during Tuesday’s incident is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our facility. We applaud the prompt response by our airline partner and the Broward Sheriff’s Office.”