A 60-year-old man is being charged for allegedly slapping a crying toddler and uttering a racial slur on a plane from Minneapolis to Atlanta, the Star Tribune said.
Joe Hundley from Idaho allegedly slapped and uttered a racial slur at the son of a Minneapolis woman sitting next to him.
Hundley has been charged with simple assault. Hundley's attorney, Marcia Shein, said he is pleading not guilty to the charge, the Star Tribune said.
The toddler's mother, Jessica Bennett, said her son was crying from the change in pressure and she was trying to calm him down, the Star Tribune said.
Several passengers assisted Bennett after they heard derogatory language used, the Pioneer Press said.