Three Long Island women were charged with federal charges Wednesday for allegedly beating up a JFK airport security guard after they were barred from their flight to Puerto Rico, prosecutors said.
According to federal prosecutors, airline personnel noted that the trio — Jordan Nixon, 21, Janessa Torres, 21, and Johara Zavala, 44 — allegedly behaved belligerently before boarding a Delta flight to San Juan.
One of the women appeared to be intoxicated and another refused to wear her face mask properly, prosecutors said.
A gatekeeper signaled the unruly behavior to the flight crew — and the captain decided the women could not board the plane, prosecutors said.
The women were told by a security guard to exit the gate, but refused before one of them hit the worker with his own radio.
The gatekeeper was then attacked after trying to help the man, prosecutors said.
Afterwards, the trio allegedly attacked the security officer, punching and kicking him in the face as he lay on the ground, prosecutors said.
The two employees were taken to hospital for treatment.
The Long Islanders were charged with assault.