A deputy U.S. Marshal is accused of getting drunk and sexually assaulting a woman during a transatlantic flight.
Citing four law enforcement officials, NBC News reported that the U.S. Marshal was allegedly inappropriately touching a female passenger on the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Heathrow Airport in London, England.
A spokesperson for Delta Air Lines also confirmed the incident.
“Due to unruly passenger behavior while in flight, Delta Flight 1, JFK to London-Heathrow, was met by local law enforcement upon landing, and Delta is cooperating with their investigation,” the spokesperson told Business Insider.
The marshal is reportedly 39 years old.
The federal marshal — who had not yet been named — was reportedly traveling to London with a colleague to extradite a suspect facing federal fraud-related charges back to Brooklyn, New York.
During the Delta Air Lines flight, the marshal allegedly inappropriately touched a female passenger.
The U.S. Marshals Service said in a statement that the officer had “engaged in serious alleged misconduct while intoxicated on an inbound flight from New York City (JFK) on December 5, 2023.”
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