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: NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter Stepping Down
“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: Explosion Rocks Home, Sparks Fire Overnight In Cypress Hills; 6 People Hurt
“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: NYPD: Officer Fires On Suspect Fleeing Traffic Stop In Brooklyn
American Airlines said it will pursue charges and is banning the passenger.