The chaos in the skies following the riots in Washington, D.C., extended to Minnesota as well, with at least two people kicked off a flight en route to the Twin Cities.
This was one of several incidents to make the news as Trump supporters made their way home from the capital on Wednesday. A number of them reportedly disrupted flights, leading the FAA chief to vow "strong enforcement action” against such passengers.
As Reuters reports, Alaska Airlines said multiple passengers on a flight out of Washington “were non-mask compliant, rowdy, argumentative and harassed our crew members.”
According to a report from USA Today, Delta airlines removed two "unruly'' passengers flying from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Minneapolis on Friday.
A spokesman for the airline wouldn't give any other details – including what got the pair kicked off or where they were let off the plane — except to add that "the flight departed for Minneapolis after a short delay."
Though it's not been confirmed if any Minnesotans took part in the D.C. riot, the local U.S. Attorney's Office has warned that any who did will be prosecuted.
Following the storming of the Capitol, an international labor union representing some 50,000 flight attendants called on airlines not to board those who had participated in the insurrection, CNN Travel says.