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US woman charged with assault after child kicks plane seat

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A 29-year-old woman is facing charges after she assaulted another woman on a flight that had arrived at the Portland International Airport, according to court documents.

A 29-year-old woman is facing charges after allegedly assaulting a woman on a flight because her children accidentally kicked the seat in front of them at Portland International Airport.

Court documents say Daydrena Jaslin Williams is facing charges fourth-degree assault and harassment for an incident that occurred at the airport.

According to court documents, a woman and her two kids - aged three and seven - were preparing to leave a Spirit Airlines plane when her children accidentally kicked the seat in front of them.

Ms Williams, who was sitting in front of the family, removed her carry-on luggage from the overhead bin, then struck the mother in the face, according to court documents.

Court documents state that a gate agent and flight attendant both saw Ms Williams strike the victim.

When Ms Williams spoke with officers, she said she was upset because the children kicked the back of her seat and that she told the victim "to tell her kids to stop it," court documents state.

Ms Williams also told officers the victim ignored her and then hit her on the shoulder, which made her angry.

When asked why she did not report to the flight crew that the woman had hit her, court documents state that Ms Williams said "her first reaction was to fight."

Officers told Ms Williams that witnesses did not see the victim hit her, to which Williams replied "you do what you got to do," according to court documents.

Court documents state Ms Williams admitted to officers that she hit the victim two to three times in the face.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/woman-charged-with-assault-after-child-kicks-plane-seat-usa/aca7ad64-59fb-41ad-965b-26065c5c260b

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