NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - The Broward Sheriff's Office says three New York residents were arrested as irate passengers skirmished at Fort Lauderdale's airport after Spirit Airlines canceled nine flights.
Sheriff's reports released Tuesday say about 500 people were in the Spirit terminal late Monday night when Desmond Waul, 22, of Selden and Janice Waul, 24, and Davante Garrett, 24, both of Brentwood, were seen by deputies threatening the airline's front counter employees.
Deputies say their actions caused the crowd to become increasingly aggressive to the point of near violence and that they wouldn't leave when ordered.
The three are charged with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing. They were being held Tuesday at the Broward jail in lieu of $10,000 bond each. Records do not show if they have attorneys.
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Videos posted online shows the deputies trying to break up fights and detaining some unruly passengers.
The airline blames the Airline Pilots Association for the cancelations in a statement to CBS News. The low-cost carrier says it has filed a lawsuit against the pilots association over an "unlawful job action."
The association said hat Spirit pilots aren't engaged in any job action with Spirit and that the airline's operations "have experienced significant problems over the past several days."
With the Associated Press