Omaha Man Gets Probation in Jet Flight Ruckus

dept.-of-justiceOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 32-year-old man accused of a liquor-fueled ruckus aboard a flight from New York to Omaha has been given probation.

Federal prosecutors said Monday that Deshaun Blackett, of Omaha, was given two years of probation and must perform 100 hours of community service.

Blackett was convicted of assault. He originally was indicted on a charge of interference with flight crew members and attendants. Prosecutors say that on an April 30 flight, an intoxicated and agitated Blackett grabbed an arm of a flight attendant and yelled at several attendants.