North Dakota lawmaker barred from flight after altercation with airport security

MINOT, N.D. — State Rep. Jeff Hoverson, a Republican from Minot, was barred this week from boarding a flight at the Minot International Airport.

According to an incident report obtained from the Minot Police Department, Hoverson accused a member of airport staff of touching his genitals while going through the security checkpoint on Monday, Oct. 25.

He ultimately was removed from the security area, according to the report, and Allegiant barred him from boarding his flight.

The incident report indicates that the matter, as of Oct. 26, “will be going long for for [sic] simple assault.”

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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