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Woman accused of kicking officer yells racist language during SLC Airport meltdown

Posted at 2:10 PM, Jan 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-04 10:48:54-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A Pennsylvania woman was arrested and faces multiple charges after being accused of causing a disturbance aboard a plane at Salt Lake City International Airport.

After reports of disorderly conduct, officers responded to Gate A14 on Friday where they found Jaclyn Flury, 30, yelling and arguing with an airline employee.

Raw video below of the disturbance at Salt Lake City International Airport shows police attempting to take a woman into custody

Raw SLC Airport Disturbance

According to the arrest affidavit, Flury was causing a disturbance aboard a flight as it sat at the gate, forcing the airline to deplane all passengers to remove Flury from the aircraft.

It's not known what caused the disturbance, however video of her at the gate shows her upset about her seat.

"They f***ing told me I'd get an aisle!" Flury yelled. "I don't live in Utah... Let me just go home! Let me just go home!"

After being taken off the plane, Flury's flying privileges were revoked and her airfare was refunded by the airline. When told she was no longer a ticketed passenger and needed to leave the area, Flury began yelling and arguing with officers.

Video obtained exclusively by FOX 13 shows her using the N-word, twice.

Because of the disturbance and her refusal to leave the gate area, Flury was placed under arrest, but refused to comply with commands to place her hands behind her back. Officers said Flury kept moving away while they attempted to take her into custody.

Flury is also accused of kicking an officer after they attempted to place her in a police vehicle.

"It was minor injuries (to the officer)," said Sgt. Mark Wian of the Salt Lake City Police Department. "No hospitalizations."

Flury was booked and released on charges of disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer, and interfering with an arresting officer.

Passengers were eventually able to fly without Flury onboard. Police said they take these cases seriously to protect everyone's travel experience.

"These are people who might be headed out for that Christmas vacation that they surprise their family with, or a business matter that they’re trying to get to, or maybe even an important or tragic event with a loved one, so this can really boil over and cause other problems," Wian said.

FOX 13's attempts to reach Flury on Monday were unsuccessful.