7 September 2021: En Route LAX to Salt Lake City

An American Airlines passenger berated a flight attendant as well as other passengers and was subsequently cited for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The man, from Las Vegas, Nevada, reportedly growled, removed his mask repeatedly, gave the middle finger and swore at flight attendants during the flight. A Facebook post by a witness recounted that the man verbally harassed an Asian woman, saying she and her companion “didn’t belong here.” The 61-year-old man was arrested at the gate where he was checked out at a hospital and cited, according to the airline.