The passenger was identified as Nyasy Veronique Payne who was tasered on board flight which landed in Puerto Rico on Sunday.
Payne was on a flight from Newark to Puerto Rico on Spirit Airlines when she became involved in a brawl with a passenger for not wearing a mask.
Caught on Camera: A fight over whether or not to wear a mask onboard a Spirit Airlines plane that had just arrived in Puerto Rico led to a woman – who police say was the aggressor – being tased by police who are considering filing charges.
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 27, 2020
The video was filmed by a passenger which shows Payne with a mask around her chin.
She is filmed screaming at a man in a white t shirt and PUNCHES an airline worker.
‘Stop! Stop! Calm down!’ passengers can be heard shouting as the brawl ensues.
An official then tasers Payne who collapses between the seats.
Police say Payne ‘provoked an incident by acting in what witnesses called an aggressive, hostile, & defiant behavior’.
Witnesses also say that Payne and three people she was travelling with were refusing to wear their masks which is company policy.
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