BY ASHA MAHADEVAN
A 22-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night for assaulting an airline employee at LaGuardia Airport after getting into a confrontation at baggage claim, officials said.
Antonio V. Sappleton, a resident of Yonkers, tried to claim his bag when the United Airlines employee asked to see his checked bag ticket.
According to Port Authority Police, Sappleton refused to show the ticket and punched the victim repeatedly. When the victim fell to the floor, he continued his assault by kicking him.
The 23-year-old airline employee was taken to Elmhurst Hospital to be treated for loose teeth, a split lip and contusions about his head and face, authorities said.
Police arrested Sappleton outside of the terminal. He was given a desk appearance ticket and ordered to appear in court on Sept. 30 on charges of assault and harassment, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
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