Ohio woman charged after using fire extinguisher on officers at Atlanta airport

Jennifer Kaye Holder (Clayton County Sheriff's Office)

An Ohio woman is being charged after police say she used a fire extinguish on officers trying to arrest her at the Atlanta airport.

Jennifer Kaye Holder, 27, of Dayton, Ohio, was charged with obstructing law enforcement officers, two counts of simple assault, and three counts of simple battery.

Atlanta police say it happened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on Concourse D at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Police say airport security spotted Holder attempt to open a secured door and asked police to respond.

When officers arrived, investigators say the woman was at Gate D9 discharging a fire extinguisher. Video posted to social media sites appears to show Holder’s actions.

When officers approached, police say Holder sprayed them with the fire extinguisher. She was eventually taken into custody. Police say she continued to "behave erratically and combative, by spitting and kicking at officers."

Three flight attendants had to be taken to the hospital due to respiratory issues associated with the fire extinguisher.

Holder was transported to the Clayton County Jail.