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A man was arrested this week after engaging in a fight aboard an American Airlines flight from St. Croix to Miami.
In a statement, American Airlines said a “disruptive passenger” caused the airline to request a law enforcement response for Flight 1293 on Wednesday.
“We thank our crew for taking care of our customers and are proud of the work they do every single day,” American Airlines said.
The passenger who was arrested became disruptive with other passengers and crew members while in the air, according to American Airlines.
The Miami Herald reports the passenger involved in the altercation became agitated when a flight attendant would not allow him to purchase more beer.
A criminal complaint alleges that the flight attendant suspected the man, identified as Jason Felix, was already drunk and federal law prohibits an airline from serving alcohol to intoxicated passengers.
Felix allegedly escalated the verbal altercation with the flight attendant, which resulted in a physical confrontation aboard the flight with others, according to the criminal complaint.