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Puerto Rican woman arrested, charged in airport assault case


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. officials say federal agents have arrested a Puerto Rican woman accused of assaulting two Spirit Airlines employees after she was removed from a plane and tried to get back on it. The U.S. Attorney’s Ofice said Thursday that the woman lives in Tampa and was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of interfering with security screening personnel at Puerto Rico’s main international airport. Authorities said the incident happened in late November and that federal agents arrested her on Wednesday. She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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