The flight was scheduled to land at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California, but instead stopped at Denver Airport, where the passenger was taken into custody.READ MORE: 5 Cases Of Omicron Variant Found In New York, Gov. Hochul Says
“I actually understand he punched her twice. I did see her walk back down the aisle afterward. She did have blood splattered on her mask,” one fellow traveler said.READ MORE: Paley Center For Media Reopens To Public After Closing Due To Pandemic In 2020
“There was a doctor on the flight, luckily. So I don’t know, he says it wasn’t broken, but she was bleeding. So they took her to the hospital,” another passenger added.MORE NEWS: Fearless Girl Statue's 3-Year Permit Set To Expire
American Airlines said it will pursue charges and is banning the passenger.