A woman allegedly attacked three Transportation Security Administration officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Tuesday, officials said.
The 19-year-old woman was going through the screening process at checkpoint D in Terminal 4 of the airport when the alleged assault took place just before 6 a.m., according to ABC 15.
Three officers were hurt in the scuffle and the checkpoint was temporarily closed.
Phoenix police responded to the scene and arrested the woman.
It’s not clear what sparked the altercation.
Two of the TSA officers were hospitalized as a result of the incident and have since been released, officials said.
The suspect’s name and the identities of the two officers were not released.
“This unprovoked and brazen physical attack against our employees is unacceptable. We are grateful for our committed workforce and for the role they play in protecting the traveling public every day,” TSA told ABC 15 in a statement.
“Unfortunately, this situation not only resulted in three of our TSA officers being injured but inconvenienced approximately 450 travelers who had to be redirected to a nearby checkpoint for security screening due to the actions of this traveler.”