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California man charged after allegedly assaulting American Airlines flight attendant
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The California man that officials say is responsible for diverting an American Airlines plane of course after allegedly punching a flight attendant in the face has been charged with assault.
Brian Hsu, 20, was charged with interference with a flight crew and assault within the special aircraft jurisdiction of the U.S. stemming from the alleged Oct. 27 assault aboard American Airlines Flight 976, according to the Justice Department.
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Flight 976 was heading from John F. Kennedy International Airport to John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana when it landed at Denver International Airport and taxied safely to the gate.
The passenger was removed from the plane before it continued on to California and the flight attendant was reportedly taken to a hospital. Details about what happened as well as the flight attendant's condition weren’t immediately released. However, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in an Instagram post that she "is recovering and we are making sure she and her fellow crew members have the support they need."