Airport Worker Allegedly Punches Passenger Holding Baby

Passenger was inquiring about long delay
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2017 1:32 PM CDT

An EasyJet flight from Nice, France, to Luton, England, was delayed 11 hours or more Saturday—and yet that was probably not the worst part of one passenger's day. The passenger approached an employee of the Nice airport's subcontractor, Samsic, to ask about the delay. The employee couldn't answer the passenger's questions—so he allegedly punched the passenger, who was holding a baby at the time, in the face, CNN reports. Bystanders restrained the employee and the alleged victim was initially taken away by police, but was later allowed on the flight. An airport rep apologized for the incident; EasyJet apologized for the delay, and said the employee involved in the incident has been suspended by Samsic. But Metro reports that video appears to show the passenger shoving the worker first; police are reportedly investigating. (More EasyJet stories.)

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