CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested a man after they said he assaulted a flight attendant while on board an American Airlines flight from Lexington to Charlotte.
The incident happened on Thursday, July 21 on Flight 5039. American Airlines had requested law enforcement meet the flight upon arrival in Charlotte due to a disruptive passenger.
According to police, a passenger identified as Michael Kerr threatened one flight attendant, physically assaulted another flight attendant, and displayed aggressive, profane and verbally abusive behavior while noticeably intoxicated.
Kerr is charged with misdemeanor intoxication and disruption, assault on a female, and communicating threats.
Police said Kerr is currently out on bond.