According to official reports, authorities arrested two JetBlue female passengers after plane fight. The two women boarded the plane from Jamaica and landed on the John F. Kennedy International Airport, although other reports claim the incident took place on the Newark Liberty International Airport.
Witnesses have stated that the fight started when Mary Cannady, a passenger from Linden pushed a woman sitting next to her to get out of the plane. 61-year-old Jean Ballentine from Brooklyn felt very offended and immediately punched Cannady in the face.
A nearby man, who assisted the fight tried to break the two woman apart, but Ballentine cut him on the face with an eyebrow razor. The other passenger from Linden pulled a pepper spray out of her bag and sprayed her opponent right before authorities intervened to break them apart.
Police officers hurried to put an end to the fight fearing that the incident could lead to further inconveniences. Various charges have been brought against Ballentine, including assault, criminal possession of weapon and criminal mischief. Cannady’s situation was not at all better; she was also accused of possession of tear gas.
Security rules have become very strict on international airports, particularly since the 9.11 terrorist attacks. Even so, there are still countries that do not follow these rules and allow passengers to board planes even though they carry weapons on them.
According to police officers on JFK, the two women on the JetBlue plane were allowed to carry weapons because this was a Jamaican flight. Had the airplane left from a U.S. city, these women wouldn’t have been allowed to pass airport security checkups.
Other passengers have been interviewed to find additional details in relation to the incident. According to witnesses’ declaration, five passengers got involved in the fight between the two women. They claim they have been slightly injured while they attempted to put an end to the episode.
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