Video Shows Woman Being Tased During Mask-Related Brawl Onboard Spirit Airlines Flight To Puerto Rico

Video shows a woman being tased on a flight between Puerto Rico and Newark, New Jersey after taking part in a brawl, the 'New York Post' reports. 

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A woman was tased on a flight between Puerto Rico and Newark, New Jersey after taking part in a brawl, the New York Post reports

Video captured by passengers onboard the Spirit flight shows Nyasy Veronique Payne throwing punches in a plane parked outside Luis Munoz Marin airport in San Juan. According to reports from passengers on the plane, she was part of a group of four that refused to follow airline protocols and wear their masks while on the flight. 

Caught on Camera: A fight over whether or not to wear a mask onboard a Spirit Airlines plane that had just arrived in Puerto Rico led to a woman - who police say was the aggressor - being tased by police who are considering filing charges.

— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 27, 2020

The police who entered the plane and tased Payne had been called by the crew prior to landing, to respond to the passengers who refused to heed the demands of the flight crew. However, the fight was seemingly unrelated. CBS reporter David Begnaud cited a passenger named Alfredo who claims another passenger began calling the three women in the group homophobic and racist slurs. Alfredo told Begnaud that a man threw a punch at Payne just before the video started, causing the reaction seen in the clip. 

To be clear: the woman who threw the first punch is allegedly the same person who refused to wear a mask who then ended up being tased by police because of her belligerent behavior which is seen on video here.

— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 27, 2020

One on the ground, Alfredo says 3 men began yelling homophobic & racial slurs at the 3 women who are black. 1 man, Alfredo says, hit one of the women, who then started punching. That’s the woman who’s seen on video throwing punches when the police make their way into the plane.

— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) October 27, 2020

Begnaud added that the woman has been arrested in San Juan and is expected to spend a night in jail. There's no word on whether the unnamed man who allegedly provoked the fight has been arrested. 

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