Mother, daughter accused of assaulting officer at Newark Airport

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Katrina O.Dansby, 41, and Nephatira T. Dansby, 24.

Katrina O.Dansby, 41, and Nephatira T. Dansby, 24.

NEWARK (PIX11) — A mother and daughter in New Jersey were arrested after police say they assaulted at Port Authority police officer at Newark Airport Thursday evening.

The incident happened around 5 p.m. when a uniformed female Port Authority police officer saw a 2006 Grey Chevrolet Equinox obstructing two lanes of traffic outside Terminal A at Newark airport. When the officer approached the vehicle and signaled the driver to move to the curb, 24-year-old Nephatira T. Dansby of East Orange, N.J. began cursing and refusing to move.

When the officer initiated a traffic stop, the driver pulled over, and opened her door, striking the officer. The driver then pushed her way out of the door, striking the officer again with the door.

The driver then grabbed the officer’s arms and face. The driver’s mother, Katrina O.Dansby, 41, also of East Orange, N.J. reportedly grabbed the officer while the driver punched the officer with her fists multiple times.

Additional officers arrived and the two were arrested. Both are charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, obstruction of administrative law, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct.

The officer was transported to Trinitas Hospital and was treated for trauma to her face and her knee.