Southwest flight attendant hospitalized after passenger strikes her in the head

Southwest flight attendant hospitalized after passenger strikes her in the head
Southwest flight attendant hospitalized after passenger strikes her in the head
Southwest flight attendant is hospitalized after passenger 'hits her with a closed fist to the head' during the boarding process A Southwest Airlines flight attendant is at home recovering after a passenger struck her in the head on Saturday afternoon at Dallas Lovefield Airport  Police say Arielle Jean Jackson, 32, boarded the New York City bound flight and engaged in a dispute with a flight attendant at the back of the plane Jackson was ordered off the plane and, as she was exiting, entered into a verbal altercation with another employee She reportedly turned physical and hit the worker in the head with a closed fist  Jackson was arrested and charged with aggravated assault Southwest said the flight attendant was taken to a nearby hospital and released later that evening 

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Arielle Jean Jackson, 32, (pictured) was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly struck a Southwest flight attendant in the head with her closed fist

Arielle Jean Jackson, 32, (pictured) was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly struck a Southwest flight attendant in the head with her closed fist

A Southwest flight attendant became the latest victim of an unruly passenger after she was was attacked during the boarding process at a Texas airport.   

Arielle Jean Jackson, 32, was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly 'struck the flight attendant with a closed fist on the head'.

Dallas police said the suspect and Southwest employee had engaged in a verbal dispute that ultimately turned physical.

The flight attendant was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.

Southwest confirmed to DailyMail.com that the unidentified crew member was released last night and is currently at home resting. 

The air carrier has wished her a 'speedy and full recovery' and said she is in their thoughts and prayers.  

Officers were called to Dallas Lovefield Airport around 12:40pm after Jackson allegedly verbally and physically assaulted Southwest employees. 

Police said the incident took place while Jackson was

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