Video Shows Attendant Punching Unruly Passenger: After being seen on camera hitting a flight attendant in the back of the head during the middle of his Wednesday American Airlines flight from San José del Cabo, Mexico, law enforcement officials apprehended the man at LAX airport.
The rowdy traveler was taken into custody because he may have interfered with a flight crew member. Currently, it is unknown who the man is who is shown punching the flight attendant in the video. The incident is the subject of an FBI investigation.
Donald Hoover, a different passenger on the trip, assisted the flight crew in restraining the attacker. “A female flight attendant grabbed some restraints, and she and I went back there, and I just told him, ‘We’re going to put these on you.'” Hoover said. “He just put his hands up and let us do it.”
American Airlines condemned the assault in a statement, saying that the flight from Mexico was “met by law enforcement upon arrival due to an unruly passenger who physically assaulted a flight attendant.”
The statement said, “The individual implicated in this event will never be permitted to fly with us again, and we will actively cooperate with law police in their investigation.”