JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater was arrested in Queens Monday following a dramatic exit from a Pittsburgh to New York flight after an altercation with a passenger. Steve Slater, 39, reportedly got into an argument on the tarmac with a passenger who wouldn’t listen to his directions.
According to the Jetblue flight attendant, the woman stood up and started pulling down her luggage while the plane was still moving after landing in New York. Slater reportedly says he asked the woman politely to close the overhead bin and sit down until the plane came to a full stop. In response, Slater says the woman called him derogatory names and “maliciously” hit him in the head. It’s unclear whether Slater was hit with a piece of luggage or the edge of the overhead bin lid.