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A violent passenger was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly assaulting a flight attendant on an American Airlines (AA) flight from Cabo to Los Angeles International Airport.
The flight departed from Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico en route to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Aired video shows the flight attendant walking away from the suspect while the flight is airborne.
After the employee turned his back, the assailant is seen running up to the victim and punching him in the back of the head. The suspect jumps unsteadily before going back to his seat.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the attack. The identity of the accused has not been disclosed.
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American Airlines confirmed the incident in a statement to Fox News Digital. The airline insisted that acts of violence against team members “will not be tolerated” and the passenger will be banned from AA flights in the future.
“The person involved in this incident will never be allowed to travel with us in the future and we will work closely with law enforcement in their investigation,” the statement read.
“Our thoughts are with our injured flight attendant and we are ensuring they and their fellow crew members have the support they need at this time,” the spokesperson added.
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American Airlines also thanked its staff for handling the incident professionally and quickly.
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Fox News Digital has reached out to the FBI for more information but has not yet heard back.