DENVER (KDVR) — A customer struck a Frontier Airlines flight attendant with an intercom phone after being asked to deplane from a flight at Denver International Airport early Sunday.

According to Frontier, the customer became belligerent while the flight to Tampa International Airport was waiting to depart.

The customer was then arrested by Denver police.

The flight left around 5:30 a.m., Frontier said. According to FlightAware, the plane was scheduled to leave at 12:55 a.m.

FOX31 reached out to Denver police for additional information on the incident.

Flight attendant’s union provides statement

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents 50,000 flight attendants at 19 airlines including Frontier, is supporting the flight attendant involved. 

“Violence has no place anywhere and certainly not in a mode of transportation that requires strict procedures to keep everyone safe. That’s why Flight Attendants, Passenger Service Agents, and Pilots are trained to keep problems on the ground. When incidents like this happen, it not only risks the safety of the workers involved, it takes away from Flight Attendants’ and other aviation workers’ ability to respond to medical, safety, or security emergencies. Bottom line: it puts everyone at risk and there’s zero tolerance for that.

“This is another example of the urgent need for a national banned disruptive passenger list. We call on Congress to pass the Protection from Abusive Passengers Act,” Sara Nelson, president of the union, said.