A video going viral on social media shows the moment an American Airlines passenger identified as Alexander Tung Cuu Lee attacked a flight attendant – sneaking up behind him and sucker punching the staffer because he was refused a cup of coffee.
According to dailymail.co.uk, the incident transpired on Flight 377 from San Jose del Cabo to LAX on Wednesday after he attempted to relocate to a seat near the first-class cabin, and saw the passenger removed from the plane after it touched down stateside.
Upon arriving at the airport, the suspect – 33-year-old Alexander Tung Cuu Lee of Westminster – was detained on suspicion of interfering with a flight crew.
The incident reportedly started after the suspect started nonsensically mumbling to himself about ‘killers’ aboard the California-bound plane, reportedly whispering, ‘there are 10 killers on the plane.’
At that point, a female flight attendant reportedly went back to address the man with the the male attendant who was attacked joining to assist, passengers said.
Video taken by passenger Barrie Livingstone shows the immediate aftermath of the encounter, with the male flight attendant standing in the aisle in front of the suspect, who is out of view and out of his seat.
Watch video below
Violence in the air: a friend was travelling from Cabo to LAX, when a passenger hit a flight attendant for not letting use him the first class bathroom. He was later restrained by other passengers and arrested upon touchdown. The video shot was by Barrie Livingstone pic.twitter.com/PntVqWyWs9
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