Two Spirit Airlines passengers arrested after an altercation with gate agents in Detroit

Two Spirit Airlines passengers were arrested after an altercation with gate agents who wanted to check the size of their carry-on luggage.

  • Two agents of the Spirit Airline Gate were injured and two passengers were arrested
  • Fighting erupted after a dispute over a suitcase at Detroit Metro Airport
  • The accident happened Sunday as passengers were trying to board Flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta
  • The agents asked passengers to prove that their carry-on luggage was the right size before boarding
  • The staff members were then “physically assaulted” while closing a door to stop boarding the plane

Two Spirit Airlines workers were injured while two passengers were arrested and a third was killed at the Detroit Metro Airport Sunday evening after a brawl broke out in the boarding area.

The quarrel occurred when a quarrel occurred over the size of a passenger’s carry-on baggage.

Spirit revealed in a statement that “three passengers attacked our agents without provocation.”

Two agents of the Spirit Airline Gate were injured and two passengers were arrested on Sunday

A fight erupted after a dispute over a suitcase at Detroit Metro Airport

A fight erupted after a dispute over a suitcase at Detroit Metro Airport

The accident happened Sunday as passengers were trying to board Flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta

The accident happened Sunday as passengers were trying to board Flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta

The agents asked passengers to prove that their carry-on luggage was the right size before boarding

The agents asked passengers to prove that their carry-on luggage was the right size before boarding

The accident occurred when passengers were boarding Flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta.

The melee began after the gate agents asked passengers to confirm that their carry-on bags were the correct sizes for an aircraft cabin.

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While the agents were trying to calm the situation, the staff tried to defuse the situation but were assaulted when they locked the doors to prevent boarding.

A worker from the airline was taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

Then the employees were exposed

The staff members were then “physically assaulted” while closing a door to stop boarding the plane

The gatekeepers ended up on the ground and at least one of them had to take him to the hospital

The gatekeepers ended up on the ground and at least one of them had to take him to the hospital

“All of us at Spirit wish the agents a speedy recovery and thank them for their courage and professionalism,” Spirit said in a statement.

We also thank the law enforcement authorities for their prompt response and for the arrest of those involved in the attack.

This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and has absolutely no place in airports or any other workplace.

“We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind and these passengers will be banned from future travel with Spirit.”

Tensions escalated after passengers were asked to check the suitability of their bags on the plane

Tensions escalated after passengers were asked to check the suitability of their bags on the plane

Two were arrested while a third person was martyred.  One agent went to the hospital

Two were arrested while a third person was martyred. One agent went to the hospital

All the horrific brawl was captured by camera and then posted on Instagram

All the horrific brawl was captured by camera and then posted on Instagram

Passengers will now be prevented from flight again

Passengers will now be prevented from flight again

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