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POLICE: Louisville man arrested at Southwest Airlines counter

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Raymond Hinkle (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Raymond Hinkle (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On Friday, the Louisville Airport Police arrested a man who allegedly created a disturbance at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter.

It happened at the Louisville International Airport shortly before 3 p.m. Police were dispatched to the Southwest Airlines ticket counter on a report of an "unruly subject."

When police arrived, they allegedly found 59-year-old Raymond H. Hinkle, a man they say they recognized from previous incidents at the airport.

Police say that, when Southwest Airlines refused to allow Hinkle to fly, he "began screaming and throwing items from the Southwest ticket counter, causing alarm to nearly 50 passengers in the area."

Officers told Hinkle he was going to be arrested, but he wasn't willing to submit to them, according to the arrest report. Police say he pulled away and a passing soldier was able to assist police in placing him in custody.

Even then, police say Hinkle still wasn't willing to go quietly.

"Once in custody for processing, Hinkle threatened to kill four officers present and make their wives widows by placing bullets in each of their heads," according to the arrest report.

Hinkle was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest. All of these are misdemeanor charges.

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