DENVER (CBS4)– A Spirit Airlines passenger was cited after allegedly striking a crew member while boarding a flight at Denver International Airport on Sunday afternoon.

The man was cited by Denver police for disturbing the peace and assault.

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The man boarded a Spirit Airlines flight with a child in a car seat. Police told CBS4 when directed toward the seat compatible with the child seat, he refused to move, started shouting and would not get off the plane.

That’s when he allegedly struck a crew member in the back.

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Officers responded and the man walked off the plane with the child. He was not detained but cited for his behavior.

Spirit Airlines did not issue the man another ticket and the plane departed DIA without him.

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The man has not been identified.