An American Airlines flight attendant was physically assaulted by an unruly passenger on Wednesday, airline officials say. Watch the video in the player above The incident happened on American Airlines Flight 377 from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico to Los Angeles International Airport. According to a statement from American Airlines, law enforcement officers met the unruly person at the gate and took him away. Video posted to social media showed a man approaching a flight attendant, walking to the front of the plane, then audibly punching a gasping passenger who witnessed the incident. “American Airlines does not condone violence against our crew members,” the airline’s statement read. “Those involved in this incident will never be allowed to travel with us, and we will work closely with law enforcement to investigate.” A passenger on the flight has been arrested, United public information officer Ciaran McEvoy confirmed to the California District Attorney’s office. McEvoy added that their office is in consultation with the FBI. No other information was provided. CNN has contacted the FBI and the Los Angeles Global Airport Police for more information. “We thank our cabin crew for their prompt action and professionalism in ensuring the safety of their crew members and customers on board,” read the American Airlines statement. “Our thoughts are with the injured flight attendants and making sure they and their crew members receive the support they need at this time.” Actions for Unruly Passengers In January 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration announced a “zero tolerance” policy for the behavior of unruly passengers who fail to comply with warnings or advisories and are directly penalized, which can include heavy fines and prison sentences. A New York woman was recently sentenced for interfering in an incident with a crew member Four months in jail on an American Airlines flight in February 2021. The FAA is proposing a $5 million fine for unruly passengers in 2021. As of 2022, according to the FAA, there have been 1,973 reports of unruly passengers. The number of reported incidents of unruly passenger behavior has decreased compared to 2021, a peak year for unruly passenger behavior. The FAA records in 2021 Nearly 6,000 reports of unruly behavior. While the number of reported incidents has decreased, the number of enforcement actions has increased. So far in 2022, 468 cases have been opened. 350 in 2021.

An American Airlines flight attendant was physically assaulted by an unruly passenger on Wednesday, airline officials say.

Watch the video in the player above

The incident happened on American Airlines Flight 377 from San Jose del Cabo, Mexico to Los Angeles International Airport. Law enforcement met the theft at the gate and dismissed the unruly individual, according to a statement from American Airlines.

Video posted to social media showed a flight attendant approaching the front of the plane and punching and kicking the flight attendant with the breath of a passenger who witnessed the incident .

“American Airlines does not condone violence against our crew members,” the airline’s statement read. “Those involved in this incident will never be allowed to travel with us in the future and we will work closely with law enforcement to investigate them.”

A passenger on the flight has been arrested, confirmed Ciaran McEvoy, public information officer at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. McEvoy added that their office is in consultation with the FBI. No other information was provided.

CNN has contacted the FBI and the Los Angeles Global Airport Police for more information.

“We thank our cabin crew for their prompt action and professionalism in ensuring the safety of their crew members and customers on board,” the American Airlines statement read. “Our thoughts are with the injured flight attendant, we are making sure she and her crew have the support they need at this time.”

Take steps to deal with unruly passengers

In January 2021, the FAA announced a “zero tolerance” policy for unruly passenger behavior, skipping warnings or advisories and going straight to penalties, which could include hefty fines and jail time.

A New York woman was recently sentenced to four months in prison for interfering with cabin crew during an incident on an American Airlines flight in February 2021.

The FAA is proposing a $5 million fine for unruly passengers in 2021.

There were 1,973 reports of unruly passengers by 2022, According to the FAA.

The number of reported incidents of unruly passenger behavior has decreased compared to 2021, which was a peak year for unruly passenger behavior. FAA Records Nearly 6,000 reports Unruly behavior in 2021.

While the number of reported incidents has decreased, the number of cases in which enforcement action has been taken has increased. Since 2022, 468 files have been submitted. 350 in 2021.

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