Emotional Support Animal Attacks Passenger on Delta Flight

By Jesse Sokolow on 6 June 2017
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IMG_4579 (1)The emotional support dog of a passenger on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to San Diego attacked another passenger prior to departure on Monday.

A spokesman for the airline confirmed the incident and that the passenger had been bitten. Both passengers were at their seats at the time.

“Prior to pushback of flight 1430, ATL-SAN, a passenger sustained a bite from another passenger’s emotional support dog,” the airline said in a statement.

“The gentleman’s face was completely bloody, blood in his eyes, cheeks, nose, his mouth, his shirt was covered in blood,” a passenger, Bridget Maddox-Peoples, told a Fox 5 News reporter covering the incident.

The passenger required medical attention and had to be removed from the plane. The dog and its owner were seated in a middle seat in coach.

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