“The act within itself is very inappropriate in a public space,” a passenger on the flight told WDIV-Local 4.
“There are children,” she added. “There are families. There are seniors. These things should be respected.”
FBI officials told WDIV-Local 4 that the incident is still being investigated, and that the man and woman could be charged with a misdemeanor or felony. Both were issued citations. FBI officials said that the man and woman could be charged as early as Tuesday.
A Delta spokesman declined a request for comment by The Washington Post.