JetBlue flight attendant arrested after NYC ruckus -

JetBlue flight attendant arrested after NYC ruckus

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a JetBlue flight attendant who got into an altercation with a passenger on a plane arriving in New York City and deployed an emergency exit slide so he could flee has been arrested.

They say 39-year-old Steven Slater was arrested on charges including criminal mischief and reckless endangerment following Monday's incident at John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police say Slater was working on a JetBlue Airways Corp. flight from Pittsburgh when he got into a heated argument with the passenger about baggage. They say as the plane was landing Slater used the public-address system to berate the passenger. They say he then activated the slide, slid down and went to his car.

He was arrested at his Queens home. He's in custody. His attorney's name hasn't been released.

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