DENVER (CBS4) – An airline passenger at Denver International Airport was arrested after allegedly fighting two Denver police officers.
Denver police confirm an officer was pushed or fell down a flight of stairs.
The disturbance happened on a SkyWest flight from Denver to Wyoming. SkyWest says the passenger, identified as Thad Rule of Montana, refused to assume exit row responsibilities and when he would not move to another row, he became unruly leading to the fight with police.
“He resisted, pretty active resistance and aggressive. He pushed one of the officers down the stairs. The officers were using force to try and subdue him and arrest him,” Lt. Matt Murray with Denver police said.
Rule is currently a recruiter for the Army. CBS4 was told he was wounded several times in Iraq.
The incident is so serious Rule may be banned from flying with SkyWest or their partner, United Airlines.
The Denver district attorney’s office may file felony charges on Monday.