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Ohio Man Sentenced For Hitting Flight Attendant

Posted at 11:45 AM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 11:45:15-05

COVINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– An Ohio man has been sentenced for hitting a flight attendant in March of 2018.

The flight from Phoenix to Cleveland was diverted to Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport due to the incident.

According to the Department of Justice, 24-year-old Donald Zuppo Jr. was sentenced to 31 days in custody followed by seven months of home detention.

Officials say Zuppo became agitated on the flight and hit a flight attendant.

Zuppo was also ordered to pay restitution to the flight attendant and will be under supervision of the US Probation Office for two years.