Video shows a passenger hitting a flight attendant during the flight to LA


LOS ANGELES — A passenger was arrested after being videotaped hitting a flight attendant on a flight from Mexico to Los Angeles.

Video of the mid-air attack shows the passenger hitting the flight attendant in the back of the head.

The incident happened on American Airlines Flight 377, which was destined to land at Los Angeles International Airport after taking off from Cabo San Lucas.

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Footage captured the stunned reaction of other passengers on the plane.

A passenger on the plane told Eyewitness News that the flight attendant did not appear to be seriously injured and that no one else on the flight was injured. The witness added that the suspect was being held by other passengers and that his hands were tied with a zipper.

The unruly passenger was arrested by police when the plane landed at LAX.

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American Airlines said in a statement about the attack that violence against crew members will not be tolerated.

“The person involved in this incident will never be allowed to travel with us in the future, and we will be working closely with law enforcement in their investigation,” the statement said.

“We thank our crew for their prompt action and professionalism to ensure the safety of their fellow team members and customers on board. Our thoughts are with our injured flight attendant and we will ensure that she and their fellow crew members receive the support they need currently have.”

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