3 Long Island women charged with assaulting security officer at JFK airport

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Three Long Island women had been federally charged Wednesday for allegedly beating up a security officer at JFK airport after they had been denied entry onto their flight to Puerto Rico, prosecutors mentioned.

Airline staff observed the trio – Jordan Nixon, 21, Janessa Torres, 21, and Johara Zavala, 44 – allegedly performing belligerent earlier than boarding a Delta flight sure for San Juan final Sept. 22, in accordance with federal prosecutors.

One of the women gave the impression to be intoxicated and one other refused to put on her face masks correctly, prosecutors mentioned.

A gate employee flagged the unruly conduct to the flight crew – and the captain determined the women couldn’t board the aircraft, prosecutors mentioned.

The women had been advised by a security officer to go away the gateway, however refused earlier than certainly one of them allegedly whacked the employee with his personal radio.

The women allegedly punched and kicked the Delta officer in the face ahead of their Puerto Rico-bound flight at JFK Airport.
The women allegedly punched and kicked the Delta officer within the face forward of their Puerto Rico-bound flight at JFK Airport.
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The gate employee was then attacked after attempting to help the person, prosecutors mentioned.

Afterwards, the trio allegedly collectively ganged up on the security officer, punching and kicking him within the face whereas he was on the ground, prosecutors mentioned.

The two workers had been taken to the hospital for therapy.

The Long Islanders had been charged with assault.

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