After a confrontation over in-flight coffee, a man allegedly struck a flight attendant.
A man has been detained at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of assaulting a flight attendant.
Alexander Tung Cuu Le is accused of assaulting a flight attendant on a flight from San Jose del Cabo to Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday (local time). The incident allegedly occurred following a confrontation over coffee.
“While flight attendants were serving food and beverages, Le left his seat. Le grabbed the left shoulder of a flight attendant and asked for coffee “The Central District US Attorney’s Office in California issued the following statement.
“Le then allegedly loitered close to the first-class cabin and sat in an empty aisle close to the wall separating the first-class cabin from the main cabin”
After another flight attendant asked Le to return to his seat and confronted him, Le “rushed toward the flight attendant and punched him in the back of the head.”
Twitter shared a video with the caption: “A friend was traveling from Cabo to LAX when a passenger assaulted the flight attendant… Later, he was restrained by fellow passengers and arrested upon landing.”
Another video shared on Twitter showed the suspect being restrained with zip ties by a number of crew members.
American Airlines spokesperson Derek Walls issued the following statement on Thursday (local time): “Acts of violence against our team members are not tolerated by American Airlines. The individual involved in this incident will never be permitted to travel with us again, and we will assist law enforcement with their investigation.”
For the alleged assault, Le could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.