Various media outlets are reporting that U.S. Rep. Bob Filner, D-Chula Vista, ran into trouble last night at Dulles Airport in Washington, D.C. and was summoned to appear in court in October.
Here’s a release from The Washington Area Airports Authority, via MSNBC:
Around 6 PM on Sunday, Aug. 19, Airports Authority Police were called to the United Airlines bag claim office at Dulles for a report of an incident with a passenger regarding his baggage. The individual allegedly attempted to enter an area authorized for airline employees only, pushed aside the employee’s outstretched arm and refused to leave the area when asked by an airline employee. When MWAA officers arrived a few minutes later, the man had left the office and was waiting in the area of a bag carousel. Officers interviewed him and witnesses and released him. Before the individual left the airport, officers advised him that the airline employee would be pursuing charges. The airline employee appeared before a Loudoun County Magistrate later that evening and a summons was obtained charging Robert Filner (DOB 09/04/1942) with assault and battery, a class 1 misdemeanor. Mr. Filner is scheduled to appear in Loudoun County General District Court on October 2.
(Correction: The original version of this post said Filner had been arrested. Rather, he has been charged with assault and battery.)