PD: Man assaults Southwest Airlines employee in Phoenix

PHOENIX - A passenger on a Southwest Airlines flight has been accused of assaulting an airline employee.

Phoenix police said officers responded to a report of an assault at Sky Harbor Airport on Wednesday night. 

Witnesses told police that 58-year-old David Dutson became aggressive and physically assaulted a Southwest employee. 

Officers were able to board the plane and Dutson was arrested. 

Southwest Airlines told ABC15 that Duston refused to comply with instructions after leaving the gate. Flight #948 arrived in Denver an hour behind schedule with the original crew aboard. 


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