According to witness, an easyJet passenger, who was holding his baby was punched by a french airport worker after he complained about a 13-hour flight delay.
A photo circulating on Twitter showed a man believed to be a special assistance provider at Nice Airport, to be taking a swing towards a man in a cap.
Witness Arabella Arkwright, said the airport employee punched the father, who was holding his nine-month-old, in the face – and then had to be pulled away by another passenger.
Mrs Arkwright, who was with her children at the time, said the airport employee just stood their smirking at the man and his wife, who was venting about the lack of baby food and seats to airport employees.
She told MailOnline : “Everyone was having the most appalling day and then, all of a sudden, a man holding a baby gets whacked.”(The airport employee) said nothing, smirked, showed no interest or concern for the family.”Then out of nowhere, he just whacked him. My husband, who’s 64, had to pull the man off him and hold him against a glass door.”Everyone was appalled.”
The witness added that after the attack, the father had “a great big mark” on his eye, but other passengers tried to raise his spirits and applauded him as he finally boarded flight EZY2122 from Nice to London Luton.
An easyJet spokesperson responding to the photo on Twitter, said the airport employee did not work for the company and they were looking into the incident.