Slapping Incident Spurs Southwest Flight Attendant To Remove Baby From Parents

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant removed a 13-month-old baby from her parents after witnessing a frustrated mom slap the crying child.

The incident happened on a flight from Dallas to Albuquerque.

The parents were reportedly arguing, trying to get the baby to stop crying, when flight attendant Beverly McCurley took control and took the baby away, reports ABC News.

McCurley did return the child to her parents, before the plane landed.

However, police were notified and greeted the couple, Lee Ann and Joseph Cid, at the gate at Albuquerque International Sunport.

Officials checked on the baby's welfare and interviewed the couple and witnesses. No charges were filed.

There was praise of McCurley for neutralizing the situation.

"I think it was a solid move [on] the part of the flight attendant to take custody of the child," says the airport's police chief Marshall Katz.

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