French Airport Worker Punched Passenger With Baby After 13-Hour Delay
A worker at a French airport reportedly punched a baby-holding passenger in the face as he was waiting to board an EasyJet aircraft.
Photographs of the alleged altercation in Nice, France were posted on Twitter July 29. The Twitter user who posted the images, Arabella Ark, said the incident happened after a long delay which the airline clocked at nearly 13 hours.
Ark did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fortune. She told CNN her husband was able to restrain the attacker. According to CNN, the victim was taken away, but was later allowed on the London-bound flight.
In a statement, EasyJet told Fortune that the man suspected of punching the passenger is not affiliated with the airline and has been suspended. The low-cost airline said the flight delay was caused by a technical issue that ultimately required a replacement aircraft and crew.