American Airlines Passenger Arrested For Cursing And Punching Other Passengers After He Was Denied More Drinks

An American Airlines passenger was arrested after he started cursing and throwing punches at a flight attendant on a flight from St. Croix to Miami.

The passenger, who was identified to WPLG by FBI agents as Jason Felix, began yelling at a flight attendant on Flight 1293 on Wednesday after he stopped serving him alcohol, according to documents obtained by the news station.

In a series of videos, the flight attendant is trying to calm down Felix and attempts to have him sit down for the remainder of the flight.

"You need to please sit down, I’m not bringing you more beers," a flight attendant said during one video. "Please sit down. We will be there in an hour. Why do you have this attitude? You had a couple of beers."

962689524 An American Airlines jets sits at a gate at Los Angeles International Airport on May 24, 2018. A passenger was arrested after Flight 1293 landed in Miami for cursing and starting a fight with another passenger after he was denied more drinks by the flight crew. Getty Images

Throughout the videos, passengers were trying to calm Felix down. One passenger held him and asked him to “chill” while another passenger in a calm voice told him to “relax.” Felix then began saying that “he knew his rights” and called one of the flight attendants a homophobic slur.

“I know my rights ... That man is going to lose his job," Felix said in one of the videos.

An FBI agent said Felix started a fight with another passenger after he said he was going to spit blood on him and kill him, according to documents obtained by WPLG. The flight was able to land in Miami safely, and Felix was taken off the plane by police officers. Felix was taken into custody by the FBI and was charged with interference with flight crew members and attendants.

In a statement American Airlines issued to ABC News, they thanked the flight crew for taking care of the other customers onboard and praised them for how well they handled the situation.

"On Wednesday, May 23, American Airlines requested law enforcement meet flight 1293 from St. Croix to Miami due to a disruptive passenger. We thank our crew for taking care of our customers and are proud of the work they do every single day. Please contact law enforcement for additional details," the statement read.

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