Passenger arrested after punching passenger on United Airlines flight

Irate Airline Passenger Punches Traveler In Face

An airline passenger was arrested Thursday in Chicago after punching another traveler in the face.

According to WSL-TV, 31-year-old Adam Kealing was asked by United Airlines staff to turn off his cell phone. When he refused, the captain returned to the O'Hare Airport terminal to have him removed.

Fellow passengers say he appeared intoxicated, and when one man said something to Kealing, things got physical.

Police officers boarded the plane and tried to remove Kealing, then he allegedly started hitting one of the officers.

The irate passenger faces four misdemeanor charges, including resisting arrest and battery.

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