Charlene Sarieann Harriott Charged after Plane Crew Assaulted

Charlene Sarieann Harriott has been charged for allegedly attacking three crew members aboard an American Airlines flight on January 31, 2018.

Charlene Sarieann Harriott, 36, was on Flight 1033 traveling from Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas to Charlotte, North Carolina when she allegedly made a dash for the cockpit, just as the plane was touching down. She had been sitting at the rear of the plane.

According to the FBI, the flight attendants, who were in their jump seats, ordered her to sit back down. Crew members then gave chase, cornered Harriott in first class, and restrained her with zip ties and duct tape.

Injuries Allegedly Caused by Charlene Sarieann Harriott

Harriott allegedly became more violent in response. A criminal complaint claims she bit one flight attendant on the right forearm, puncturing the skin and causing bleeding; hit a second attendant in the right forearm; and kicked a third attendant in the leg and abdomen.

All three crew members went to American Airlines’ onsite medical clinic for treatment once the plane had touched down.

Charlene Sarieann Harriott has been charged with three counts of assault and battery, as well as a federal charge of interfering with a flight crew.

She is currently being held in Mecklenburg County Jail in Charlotte until a detention hearing.


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