Reporting Justin Udo
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By Justin Udo
DULLES, Va. (CBS) — A Philadelphia man is being charged with assaulting an airline pilot after allegedly causing a mini-melée at Dulles International Airport, near Washington, DC.
Dulles officials say 53-year-old Donald Gee of Philadelphia was drunk and mad on Tuesday evening when he went after a pilot, repeatedly slapping him until being tackled by another airline employee.
The altercation was recorded by another traveler and uploaded to LiveLeak.com.
Robert Yingling, an airport spokesman, says Gee was immediately turned over to Loudon County, Va. officials.
Yingling says he does not know what started the altercation in the boarding area, where Gee was apparently waiting to board a flight.