Man arrested after scuffle on Houston-bound flight

February 16, 2010 2:36:50 PM PST
Federal authorities have arrested an Alabama man accused of inappropriately touching a female passenger and assaulting an air marshal during a flight from Amsterdam to Houston. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston says Robert Wade Prince was detained Saturday after his Continental Airlines flight landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

A criminal complaint filed Monday alleges the 47-year-old Prince became boisterous and ignored flight crew demands to be quiet.

The air marshal intervened after a woman complained about being touched. The complaint says Prince struck the marshal twice.

Prince faces charges of interfering with a flight crew and assault. A call seeking information on an attorney wasn't immediately returned.