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A passenger on an American Airlines flight was charged Thursday after federal authorities accused her of attacking three crew members aboard the flight as it approached Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.

Wednesday, as the flight fromDallas Fort Worth began to descend at the Charlotte airport, Harriott, who was seated at the rear of Flight #AA1033, reportedly ran toward the cockpit, according to a criminal complaint. Flight attendants were already on their seats to prepare for landing when the incident happened.

The crew eventually restrained her with duct tape and zip ties in the first-class section of the aircraft as the plane landed.

She bit one attendant on the right forearm, puncturing the skin and thus causing it to bleed, according to the complaint. She then hit a second attendant in the right forearm and kicked a third attendant in the leg and abdomen.

All the three flight attendants were sent to American Airlines’ onsite medical clinic for treatment once the flight landed.

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