Male American Airlines flight attendant removed from plane by state troopers ‘after teenage girl finds hidden camera in first class bathroom’
- Flight attendant fired after police responded to ‘potential crime’
- A passenger claimed a camera was installed in the bathroom
- Federal investigators have now taken over the investigation
A male flight attendant was removed from an American Airlines flight by police after “a young girl found a hidden camera” in a first class lavatory on board.
Massachusetts State Police responded to a “potential criminal offense” that occurred on September 2 on American Airlines Flight 1441 en route from Charlotte, North Carolina to Boston.
State Police Troop F, which covers Boston Logan International Airport, was first on the scene.
A soldier in the unit told us WSOC The incident involved “a teenager, a telephone operator and a flight attendant.”
The teen’s mother reportedly alerted another passenger that her child had found a camera in the bathroom. The girl and her family were then dragged off the plane by state police upon arrival at Boston Airport.
Massachusetts State Police at Boston Logan International Airport were notified of the possible crime on the American Airlines flight at 10 a.m. on September 2nd
Federal authorities asserted jurisdiction over the investigation when police concluded the incident occurred mid-flight
The teenage girl’s mother came off the bus to alert other passengers that there was a camera in the bathroom
An unnamed passenger on board told the story Boston 25 News that a young girl sitting on the coach attempted to use the first class restroom but was prevented from entering by a male flight attendant.
“As she was about to go to the bathroom, he stopped her and said, ‘Hey, wait a minute, we’re about to start picking up trash, so I’m going to wash my hands,'” the passenger said.
After the flight attendant used her, the teenager went to the bathroom and then walked back to the bus.
Shortly afterward, the teen’s mother went to first class and stopped another passenger from using the restroom.
The passenger who spoke to Boston 25 News said it was the other passenger who told them that the mother said there was a camera in the bathroom.
“The mother stopped the passenger from going to the bathroom and said, ‘Wait, don’t go in there,'” the passenger said.
When the plane landed, state police boarded the plane and began investigating.
The unnamed passenger said: “After three or four different people checked the toilet, they picked up the male flight attendant and then they released us.”
In a statement to Daily Mail Online, American Airlines said: “We take this matter very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement in their investigation as safety is our top priority.”
State police determined the alleged act occurred mid-flight, which is federal jurisdiction.
Federal investigators have taken over the investigation.