Flight Attendant Takes Baby After Slap From Mother - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Flight Attendant Takes Baby After Slap From Mother

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police say a Southwest Airlines flight attendant took a baby from her parents on a flight from Dallas to Albuquerque after the mother slapped the crying child.

The flight attendant told Albuquerque International Sunport aviation police she removed the 13-month-old after she saw the= mother slap the girl and passengers complained.

Airport spokesman Daniel Jiron says paramedics checked the baby when the flight landed Monday.

Aviation police returned the child to her parents after speaking to the couple, the flight attendant and other witnesses. The parents were not cited.

Aviation police chief Marshall Katz says authorities felt it was an isolated incident.

He says the attendant's decision to hold the child neutralized the situation.
      
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