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LVMPD: Woman assaults officer while being escorted off an American Airlines flight

LVMPD called to assist after an incident on an American Airlines flight headed to Las Vegas. 6/14/17 (KSNV)

A woman is in police custody after assaulting a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer on Tuesday night.

Lt. Gordon with LVMPD says around 8 p.m. they received a request to meet an American Airlines flight coming in from Chicago.

The request was called in for a woman on board who assaulted a passenger and a flight crew member during the flight.

After the plane arrived at the gate, officers made contact the with the woman. While being escorted off the plane, police say the woman assaulted one of the officers and was placed under arrest.

No other details have been given.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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