Unruly passenger arrested after growling, swearing on flight

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Video shows man growling while removing, replacing his mask, yelling 'God bless America'

(Photo: flightaware.com)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Nevada man berated a flight crew and fellow passengers on a plane, growling like a dog and swearing at flight attendants.

Video taken by a fellow passenger shows the man growling while removing and replacing his mask, yelling “God bless America” and making obscene gestures.

It happened on a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. Authorities say he was arrested at the gate and cited with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He was later identified as a 61-year-old from Las Vegas.

No attorney was immediately listed in court records. American Airlines thanked the crew and customers for their professionalism and understanding.

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