A Southwest Airlines flight attendant took a baby from her parents after the mother slapped her child. It happened on a flight from Dallas to Albuquerque. The flight attendant says she acted after seeing the mother slap the 13-month old girl and passengers complained. An Albuquerque airport spokesman says paramedics checked the baby and police returned the toddler to her parents–who were not cited.
Airport police say the attendant’s decision to hold the child neutralized the situation on the Monday flight.