Angry Passenger Attacks Airline Worker at LaGuardia

NEW YORK (AP) -

An angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at LaGuardia Airport.

Antonio Sappleton attacked the United Airlines employee Wednesday night, sending him to a hospital with a split lip and loose teeth. He became agitated when the 23-year-old employee asked for his checked bag ticket. He punched the employee repeatedly and kicked him multiple times once he fell to the ground.

Police arrested Sappleton outside the terminal.