New York women arrested in Arizona for assault on American Airlines flight

    Two women were arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting fellow passengers and crew members on an American Airlines flight.

    The plane was en route to Los Angeles from Dallas before it was diverted to Phoenix following the altercation.

    Authorities say 30-year-old Kelly Pichardo and 29-year-old Leeza Rodriguez were then apprehended.

    Witnesses say the women, who both hail from New York, used racial slurs when a male passenger asked them to stop.

    Pichardo also allegedly spit at a man who began recording them. Rodriguez then reportedly hit the man’s hand.

    Both women have been booked behind bars.

    Ryan O'Hara
    Ryan O'Hara is a 27-year-old professional boxing journalist based in Denver, Colorado. He currently works for The Ring Magazine and has been featured on ESPN, CBS, FOX, and a plethora of other outlets. O'Hara is also a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, where he earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees, before working as a news anchor for two years at Fox News Radio affiliate KYCA.

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