- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a man is charged with assaulting a customs officer at Atlanta’s airport.

U.S. Attorney John Horn said in a news release that a grand jury on Monday indicted Jemel Broussard Harris of Newnan. Stephen Johnson, a lawyer for Harris, said in an email he had no comment.

Prosecutors say Harris returned to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic on Nov. 15. Prosecutors say Harris became verbally abusive in the customs inspection area at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Prosecutors say Harris used profanity, threw a can of deodorant at a customs officer and hit an officer who asked him to collect his belongings and leave. Prosecutors say a struggle ensued and an officer suffered a cut on his head and other injuries before Harris was arrested.

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