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Man Accused in In-flight Scuffle

Man Accused in In-flight Scuffle

Posted - Jun. 24, 2003 at 9:55 p.m.



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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A California man has been accused of threatening passengers and security during a flight.

Federal prosecutors in Salt Lake City say Robert Morgan of Long Beach has been charged with two counts of interference with flight crew members and attendants and assault on an aircraft.

On a Delta flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City on Thursday, Morgan allegedly became verbally abusive toward a woman seated next to him and threw a small liquor bottle, which went between passengers' heads before striking the bulkhead of the aircraft. A Delta corporate security employee on the flight exchanged seats with the woman and tried to defuse the situation.

Morgan was arrested when the plane landed at Salt Lake City.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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