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Frontier Airlines says it supports staff who duct-taped a man accused of assaulting its crew, rowing back after saying they were suspended


Frontier passenger raises fist before hitting flight attendant
A passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight to Miami as he punches a male flight attendant.

A Frontier Airlines passenger was taped to hit seat after he was accused of abusing the flight crew.
The airline said the crew members would be suspended as an investigation took place.
It later clarified that it supports the crew and they would be on paid leave.
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Frontier Airlines says it supports the members of a flight crew that duct-taped who was accused of being abusive to a seat.

It is an apparent change of stance after the airline earlier said the crewmembers had been suspended.

A passenger on a flight from Philadelphia to Miami on Saturday punched a male flight attendant, touched female crewmembers, shouted obscenities, and took his shirt off mid-flight, police said, as Insider's Avery Hartmans previously reported.

The airline told CNN after the flight that the crew would be suspended. It said they “will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of an investigation.”

But spokeswoman Jennifer de la Cruz then said in a statement to CNN that it supports the crew and they will be on paid leave.

“Frontier Airlines maintains the utmost value, respect, concern and support for all of our flight attendants, including those who were assaulted on this flight,” she said.

“We are supporting the needs of these team members and are working with law enforcement to fully support the prosecution of the passenger involved.

Philadelphia's ABC affiliate reported that 22-year-old Maxwell Berry was arrested after the flight.

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