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Woman Arrested For Attacking Husband At Airport After Discovering Lewd Photos On His Phone

Paula Barbour, 55, was arrested on third-degree domestic violence charges after she allegedly discovered several indecent photos on her husband's phone and attacked him at Charleston International Airport on Dec. 21.

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A married couple's vacation came to an abrupt halt last Wednesday after a woman allegedly attacked her husband after discovering pornographic photos on his phone at Charleston International Airport, leading to her arrest on domestic violence charges. 

Paula Barbour, 55, was allegedly caught kicking her husband twice in the leg, throwing his phone and trying to strike him on Charleston International Airport CCTV footage, according to ABC Charleston affiliate WCIV

Charleston County Aviation Authority police were called to the scene of the "active domestic" incident at 2:50 p.m. on Dec. 21, according to an incident report obtained by local news station WCSC, and had to physically separate Barbour from her husband. Authorities said that both parties withheld certain information about the assault when police conducted interviews. The husband allegedly denied that he was attacked at all. 

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Barbour told police that she and her husband had traveled to South Carolina for a vacation. "The suspect stated that she just wanted to get away from the victim and fly back home," the report said.

After she got a glimpse of indecent photos on her husband's phone, Barbour told police, the pair began to argue. Then, the public altercation allegedly turned physical. 

The woman allegedly admitted to the assault, and was charged with one count of third-degree domestic violence. She was released the next day on $5,237 bond after spending a night at the AI Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston.

The nature of the offending photographs, the circumstances under which the woman discovered them and where the couple had been flying from was unclear. 

Neither Charleston International Airport nor the Charleston County Sheriff's Department has responded to requests for comment from Oxygen.com.

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