A Virginia man is accused of attacking a Transportation Safety Administration officer on the Portland Worldwide Jetport on Monday.
William Barry, 27, of Henrico, Virginia, introduced a sound ID to the officer on the journey doc verify space. Whereas the officer processed him, Barry hit the officer within the face, unprovoked, in line with the TSA.
Barry has been charged with assault.
The officer went to the hospital after his shift to get checked out. He suffered a swollen and sore jaw, however is doing nice.
“Unprovoked and brazen bodily assaults in opposition to our TSOs are unacceptable. We’re grateful for our dedicated workforce and for the position they play in defending the touring public each day,” the TSA mentioned in an announcement.
Threats, oral abuse or violence of any sort in opposition to TSA may end up in prison penalties and fines of as much as $14,950.
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