ALBUQUERQUE - A Southwest Airlines flight attendant took a baby from her parents on a flight from Dallas to Albuquerque after the mother slapped the crying child.
The attendant told Albuquerque International Sunport aviation police she removed the 13-month-old baby after passengers reported the mother hit the child. The attendant says she also saw the mother slap her.
Airport spokesman Daniel Jiron says paramedics checked the baby when the flight landed Monday .
Aviation police returned the child to her parents after speaking to the couple, the flight attendant and other witnesses .
The parents were not cited.
Aviation police chief Marshall Katz told KRQE television in Albuquerque authorities felt it was an isolated incident.
He says the flight attendant's decision to hold the child during the flight neutralized the situation.