Angry pregnant passenger beats up Spirit Airlines manager

Atlanta police say an airline passenger tackled a Spirit Airlines manager in an apparent dispute over a flight. Video shows the assault.

It happened on Sunday, one of the busiest travel days of the week. 

Shocked onlookers at Gate D2 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport rushed to the aid of the worker. After a brief struggle, they were able to pull the 29-year-old woman off of the employee.  

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Que Maria Scott had just been told her flight privileges had been denied.

As the would-be traveler, who is from the Philadelphia area, gathered her carry-on bag and prepared to leave the gate, she made a jaw-dropping announcement.

She told the stunned onlookers that she was pregnant. That revelation made the episode that much more unusual.

An officer who was coming down the concourse saw Scott and stopped her. Body cam footage provided by Atlanta Police Department shows the arrest. Scott has been charged with battery and disorderly conduct.

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She told the officer about her pregnancy. That did not keep her from being transported to the Clayton County Jail.

FOX 5 reached out to Spirit Airlines' corporate office but received no response.

Spirit is one of the few airlines that would bring on off-duty officers to monitor its gates in the past. That deployment has apparently been discontinued.