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HOUSTON – 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.

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