3 Long Island girls charged with assaulting Delta safety officer at JFK airport

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

Airline employees seen 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 response to federal prosecutors.

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

A gate employee flagged the unruly habits to the flight crew – and the captain determined the ladies couldn’t board the aircraft, prosecutors stated.

The girls had been informed by a safety officer to go away the gateway, however refused earlier than certainly one of them allegedly whacked the employee along 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 girls allegedly punched and kicked the Delta officer within the face forward of their Puerto Rico-bound flight at JFK Airport.AFP by way of Getty Images

The gate employee was then attacked after attempting to help the person, prosecutors stated.

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

The two staff had been taken to the hospital for remedy.

The Long Islanders had been charged with assault.

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