Woman injures six deputies at US airport: reports

Deputies were responding to Spirit airline workers’ requests to remove the woman (file photo).

Officials in the US say a woman injured six sheriff’s deputies while refusing to exit a plane at an airport in Louisiana early on Thanksgiving Day, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported on Saturday.

Authorities said the 25-year-old woman, who is reportedly a niece of former US presidential candidate Chris Christie, bit, kicked and spit on Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, according to local news reports.

Deputies were responding to Spirit airline workers’ requests to remove the woman, who had reportedly grown irate and asked nearby passengers who she assumed to be Latino whether they were smuggling cocaine.

Paramedics treated the deputies on site, according to local news reports.

Police charged the woman with six counts of battery on a police officer, three counts of disturbing the peace, one count of resisting arrest by force and another count of remaining after forbidden, according to reports.

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