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Not again! Passengers physically attack Spirit Airlines employees who asked them to, um, make sure carry-ons are right size


Both employees were injured; one was taken to a hospital

Image source: New York Post video screenshot, composite

We got spirit, yes we do! We got spirit — how 'bout you?

Spirit Airlines appears to be having quite the struggle with some its passengers of late.

What's been happening?

Let's see now:

Now what?

Well, we can add another donnybrook to the Spirit ledger. Video caught three passengers attacking two Spirit Airlines employees who asked them to — drum roll, please — make sure their carry-on bags were the right size before boarding their Sunday flight from Detroit to Atlanta, the New York Post reported.

Image source: New York Post video screenshot

Both airline agents were injured, and one was taken to a hospital, Spirit spokesman Field Sutton told the paper in an email regarding the incident inside Detroit Metro Airport.

"The agents asked the group to verify that their carry-on bags were sized appropriately for the aircraft prior to boarding, at which time the passengers became combative," Sutton told the Post.

He added to the paper that "the agents attempted to calmly defuse the situation but were physically assaulted by these passengers as they closed a door to stop them from boarding the aircraft."

What happened to the passengers in question?

Two of the passengers were arrested, and the third was cited and released, the Post said, citing Spirit Airlines.

"All of us at Spirit wish the agents a speedy recovery and thank them for their courage and professionalism. We also thank law enforcement for responding quickly and arresting those involved in the attack," Spirit Airlines said in a statement, according to the paper. "This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and has absolutely no place in airports or any other place of business. We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind, and these passengers will be banned from any future travel with Spirit."

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