Man arrested at Logan for assaulting a security worker

The man was scheduled to fly from Boston to Denver

Photo Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police

BOSTON (WWLP) – A man scheduled to fly to Denver was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly hit a security worker with his bag at Logan Airport.

According to Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police, around 6:22 a.m. Tuesday, a 74-year-old female security worker stopped 53-year-old Eric Brandhorst at the United Airlines entrance to the TSA checkpoint, and told him that his backpack was too big to be carried on the plane.

Brandhorst became upset and allegedly swung the backpack in the security workers face, knocking her down. Procopio said he was immediately arrested by Trooper Dana Cresta, who was patrolling the terminal.

During his booking, Brandhorst reportedly told troopers he was “aggravated” and had “made a mistake.” The victim had bruising on the side of her face where she was hit with the bag and also reported hip, knee and shoulder pain from being knocked to the floor, said Procopio.

Brandhorst was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on a person age 60 or older. He was booked at the airport barracks and brought to East Boston District Court for arraignment.

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