Woman who assaulted TSA agents over confiscated apple juice faces 20 years in prison after being indicted by federal grand jury

A woman who was arrested at an Arizona airport after she assaulted TSA employees who allegedly confiscated a bottle of apple juice has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Phoenix, AZ Central reported.

Ma’Kiah Cherae Coleman, 19, was indicted on May 17 for grabbing one TSA agent by the hair and striking them in the head multiple times. She’s also accused of striking another agent in the head with her elbow and biting the hair of a third agent before she was subdued.

Court documents say Coleman told police she was angry that she had to leave security to get food only to go back through security. She said a female TSA agent also hung up her phone while she was on a call with her mother, and she admitted to police that she attacked the agents but “kinda blacked out.”

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, each count of assault on a federal officer carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Interference with airport security screening personnel has a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison along with a maximum fine of $250,000.

The incident took place at Sky Harbor International Airport on April 25.

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