D.C. police are warning that passengers who fly in the next few days might be at risk of being denied boarding, after they reported that a passenger who was allegedly assaulted at a DC-area airport had refused to give his name and badge number.
According to police, a man was boarding a plane in the Capital Beltway on Saturday when he became aggressive with a woman.
The man allegedly punched and kicked the woman, causing her to fall to the ground and hit her head on the floor, according to the Washington Post.
The victim, who had a bloodied face, said she was “frustrated” and asked the man to leave.
The woman was able to walk away, police said.
The victim told police she was assaulted and the man fled the scene.
The Metro Police Department said it is investigating the assault.
Metro Police said the suspect, who is described as a man in his late 30s, was arrested and charged with assaulting the victim. “
Metro will not tolerate any misconduct in our service, and we will vigorously pursue all allegations of harassment or assault,” the statement said.
Metro Police said the suspect, who is described as a man in his late 30s, was arrested and charged with assaulting the victim.
He is currently in custody at the Washington County Detention Center.