American Airlines passenger detained by FBI after allegedly assaulting attendant on flight from Los Cabos to LA
An American Airlines passenger was detained by the FBI after allegedly assaulting an attendant on a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles, officials said.
An American Airlines passenger was detained by the FBI after allegedly assaulting an attendant on a flight from San José del Cabo, Mexico, to Los Angeles on Wednesday, officials said.
Law enforcement were waiting for American Airlines flight 377 when it landed in L.A. “due to an unruly passenger who physically assaulted a flight attendant,” the airline said in a statement.
It said the aircraft was able to land safely and taxied to the gate, where law enforcement removed the passenger.
In video shared on social media, a flight attendant can be seen walking away from a passenger after appearing to tell them: “Yeah, that’s a no.” The passenger then runs up behind the attendant and appears to sucker punch them in the back of their head, prompting other passengers to cry out, with one shouting: "Oh my God!" It was not immediately clear what led up to the incident.
The FBI confirmed that an individual had been detained on a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles on suspicion of interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense.