Video shows woman smack unmasked passenger on flight from Tampa to Atlanta

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A woman was detained after she was seen hitting a man last week on a Delta Airlines flight.

Video emerged over the weekend showing two passengers shouting at each other while on a flight from Tampa to Atlanta on Dec. 23.

Warning, graphic language is used in this video. Viewer discretion is advised.

The woman, who had her mask pulled down, is seen standing in the aisle, yelling at the man to put his mask on. The man told the woman he was eating and didn’t need to wear one. Things got even more heated after he called her a “Karen,” and another five-letter word. Others on the plane tried to restrain the woman, but she hit him in the face at least once.

“This disturbance lead to the injury of fellow passengers and Delta employees,” the Atlanta Police Department said in a statement.

The agency said it was called to an incident at the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and detained the woman, identified as Patricia Cornwall, at the gate. The FBI was notified, then Cornwall was taken to a domestic police precinct where they took custody of her.

It’s unclear if she is facing any charges at this time.

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