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Passenger arrested for allegedly shoving attendant

September 5, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

A man was arrested and removed from a US domestic Southwest Airlines flight after repeatedly ignoring requests to fasten his seat belt and then allegedly shoving a flight attendant.

Police arrested a 58-year-old man on suspicion of misdemeanour assault at Sky Harbor International Airport last Wednesday, the Toronto Sun reported.

The paper quoted a police probable-cause statement saying all passengers on the plane were taken off the flight after the suspect refused to get off. Police then arrested him.

The suspect was released from jail the following day after making an initial court appearance. During this, the case was dismissed, but in a US legal refinement, it was dismissed “without prejudice” meaning it can be re-filed.

Commenting on that aspect of the law, respected Arizona law firm Allen and Meyerand advises: “So before you go on thinking that your case is completely dismissed by the judge, be sure that your final dismissal documentation is marked: ‘Dismissed with Prejudice.’ If it is marked ‘Dismissed without Prejudice’ than your legal case can be re-opened within the next 12 months.

Written by Peter Needham

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