TODAY   |  February 17, 2013

Man arrested after allegedly slapping toddler on plane

After demanding that the mother of a crying toddler quiet him, a male passenger reportedly slapped the 19-month-old across the face as the plane prepared to land. NBC’s Tom Llamas reports.

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>>> experience for a minnesota family flying to atlanta when the woman says the man sitting next to her on the plane slapped her toddler in the face. looking at 19-month-old jonah now, you would have no idea something bad happened to him. the man sitting next to her started calling him derogatory names and slapped him when he became fussy. the man accused of slapping the little boy was arrested.