On Saturday January 25, 2008 at 2000 at the
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport male PAX started yelling and
cursing at his wife after TSO started asking her questions about the
contents of her bag.
Male PAX was instructed to stop, but he did not.
Police were called and after a warning, they stepped in to arrest the
Then the female PAX (51-years-old) jumped
through the security area and started attacking the female TSO,
hitting her and choking her.
Both passengers were arrested and charged with
disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and resisting arrest. In
addition the female PAX also was charged with two counts of assault and
The attacked TSO was taken to a hospital for treatment
and later released. 52-years-old male PAX turned out to be a retired
police lieutenant from the Toledo Police Department.
He and his wife were returning from a cruise to Mexico
and were in Gulfport for a return flight to Columbus.
Both passengers posted bail and were released after an
initial court appearances. Next court date is March 26.
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