August 28, 2012 - U.S. Attorney Karen L.
Loeffler announced that a federal grand jury in
Anchorage has indicted Kyong Cha Lee, 56, of
Aiea, Hawaii, for assaulting a flight attendant.
According to the indictment, on August 19, 2012,
while Alaska Airlines Flight 871 was inbound to
Anchorage, Alaska, from Hawaii, Lee
intentionally assaulted a flight attendant by
striking her with both hands and profanely
threatening her. Lee is the sole defendant named
in the indictment.
“When an incident occurs onboard a commercial
flight inbound to Alaska, the United States
Attorney’s Office will often have exclusive
jurisdiction over the offense,” said Karen L.
Loeffler, United States Attorney.