Police: Man attacks Cleveland woman on airplane in Charlotte while waiting for takeoff

CHARLOTTE - A woman from Cleveland was attacked by another passenger on an airplane while waiting for takeoff in North Carolina over the weekend.

The incident happened Saturday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

According to the report from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, 22-year-old Blake Jones began hitting a 53-year-old woman from Cleveland while the plane was waiting to taxi onto the runway. Officers were then called to meet the airplane at gate B5.

Police arrested Jones and charged him with assault on a female and resisting a public officer.

No other details about the incident have been released, including whether the woman was injured during the ordeal or what prompted the fight.

Jones is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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