“Passengers and the flight crew all say during a Southwest flight from Las Vegas Tuesday night, Russell Miller punched a 15-year-old teenager after he refused to turn off his cell phone, an iPhone,” Michael Calcagno reports for KBOI-TV. “Police say the teen was playing games and listening to music when the flight attendants announced their final approach to land and all powered devices needed to be turned off. When the teenager didn’t respond to the intercom request, witnesses say the man got angry and then during the in-flight fight ultimately punched the teenager in the arm.”

“Lt. Kent Lipple tells KBOI-TV 2 News after the argument the pilots radioed the air traffic control tower and requested airport and local police to be ready at the gate,” Calcagno reports. “‘He punched him so hard there was a mark on the teen’s arm,’ Lipple said. ‘That gave us probable cause to believe the reports from the other passengers.'”

Calcagno reports, “Miller was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery and booked into the Ada County [Idaho] jail.”

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