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Flight attendant assaulted, PD investigating as possible hate crime

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Posted at 9:18 PM, Mar 25, 2022

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating an assault on a flight attendant outside of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport early Friday morning as a hate crime.

32-year-old Brandon Smith was arrested and faces assault charges after he allegedly attacked a female flight attendant.

The flight attendant is said to have suffered minor injuries.

Police say Smith said something to the victim that led them to pursue the investigation as a hate crime.

It is unknown at this time what Smith said to the flight attendant.

The incident is still under investigation.