2 Spirit agents hurt, passengers arrested after bag dispute in Detroit, airline says
DETROIT – Two Spirit agents were injured, two passengers were arrested and another was cited this weekend following a bag dispute at Detroit Metro Airport, the airline says.
According to Spirit Airlines, “three passengers attacked our agents without provocation.”
The incident happened Sunday while the passengers were trying to board flight 646 from Detroit to Atlanta, according to Spirit.
When the agents asked the passengers to verify that their carry-on bags were appropriate sizes before boarding, the passengers became combative, according to airline officials.
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