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Passenger attacked on Delta flight; man charged

Posted April 14, 2010 12:50 p.m. EDT
Updated April 14, 2010 9:39 p.m. EDT

— Police at Raleigh-Durham International Airport charged a Fayetteville man Tuesday with assaulting another airline passenger.

Howard Alexander Hargett, 37, of 6420 Brookshire St., was charged with simple assault.

Police said Hargett attacked a man aboard Delta Airlines Flight 3928 from Memphis, Tenn., at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim suffered minor injuries in the incident, according to a police report.

Police said Hargett and the man didn't know each other but that Hargett communicated anti-Arab sentiments. Police said Hargett also was under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both.