CRIME

Trial to begin for flight attendant accused of attacks

Trial will soon be underway for an American Airlines flight attendant accused of attacking fellow crew members and two U.S. air marshals.

The Charlotte Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2b7bWO7 ) prosecutors on Tuesday reduced the charges against 67-year-old Joanne Snow ahead of her trial Friday in federal court.

She had faced two felonies stemming from a round-trip flight between Charlotte and Frankfurt, Germany, last November.

An affidavit said she attacked two U.S. marshals and slapped a fellow flight attendant before trying to flee passport control after the plane landed in Charlotte.

After Snow's arrest, she was involuntarily committed to a hospital, then jailed.

Prosecutors say in a document that Snow "knowingly and intentionally" assaulted a federal officer on the flight.

Snow's attorney, Peter Adolf, wasn't available for comment Wednesday to the newspaper.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com