An American Airlines flight was diverted after a passenger attacked a flight attendant

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An American Airlines flight, Airbus 321, from JFK in New York to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, was diverted to Denver after a man allegedly violently attacked a female flight attendant, bloodying her nose, Wednesday evening, during a dispute to wearing mask. The incident occurred about halfway through the trip, when the plane was over Ohio.The flight made an emergency landing. The suspect was arrested. He will never be allowed to travel with American Airlines in the future. „We will not be satisfied until he has been prosecuted to the full extent of the law. (…)”We have engaged local law enforcement and the FBI and we are working with them to ensure they have all the information they need.,” the American Airlines already declared in a statement.

“We thank our crew for their quick 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 ensuring that she and her fellow crew members have the support they need at this time.” The Federal Aviation Administration also issued a statement noting the incident. The injured flight attendant was transported to a hospital. the airline said it could not comment any further on her condition for privacy reasons. No other injuries were reported. Airlines have experienced a surge in violent incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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