Two women on JetBlue fight arrested after woman gets slashed by a razor

Two women have been arrested and charged after police say they attacked each other as their flight arrived at New York’s Kennedy Airport from Jamaica.

Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo says it happened at 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

He says the dispute started after 61-year-old passenger, Jean Ballentine, who was at a window seat tried to climb over another woman, Mary Cannady, 52, before Jet Blue Flight 960 had reached the gate.

Ballentine was on the flight from Jamaica and was trying to leave her seat in row 21 when the Cannady ‘pushed’ her off, whom she then punched in the face.

When a man seated across the aisle intervened, Ballentine slashed him in the elbow with her eyebrow razor, authorities said.

When the fight began to escalate, Ballentine was then pepper-sprayed by Cannady, according to Port Authority police.

Police say Ballentine was arrested on assault and weapons charges. Cannady was arrested for possessing pepper spray.

The fight forced the pilot to open the cockpit door and order Ballentine escorted off the plane, the spokesman said.

Ballentine, of Brooklyn, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Queens Criminal Court on charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon, officials said. Cannady, of Linden, New Jersey, was issued a citation for unlawful possession of tear gas, a New York City code violation, authorities said.

Medics treated six other people at the scene for exposure to pepper spray, one of whom was taken to hospital.

All knives except ‘plastic or round-bladed butter knives’ and ‘self-defense sprays’ are both items barred from carry-on luggage by the Transportation Security Administration.

Source: The DailyMail

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