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American Airlines flight attendant is removed from plane 'after teenage girl found hidden camera'

A male flight attendant was removed from an American Airlines flight by police after 'a teenage girl found a hidden camera' in a first class restroom on board.

Massachusetts State Police responded to a 'potential criminal act' that occurred on an American Airlines flight 1441 traveling to Boston from Charlotte, North Carolina on September 2.

State Police Troop F, which have jurisdiction at Boston Logan International Airport, were the first to arrive on scene.

A trooper with the unit told WSOC the incident 'involved a juvenile, a phone and a flight attendant.'

The teen's mother reportedly alerted another passenger that her child had found a camera in the bathroom. The girl and her family were then whisked off the plane by state police upon arrival at Boston airport.

An unnamed passenger on board told Boston 25 News that a teenage girl sitting in coach tried to use the first-class bathroom, but was stopped by a male flight attendant from entering. 'When she was about to go the bathroom, he stopped her and said, 'Hey hold on just a second, we're about to start collecting trash so I am going to wash my hands,' the passenger recounted.

The teenage girl went into the bathroom after the flight attendant used it, then went back to coach.

Shortly after, the teen's mother went up to first class and stopped another passenger from using the restroom.

The passenger who spoke to Boston 25 News said it was that other passenger who told them the mother said there was a camera in the bathroom.

'The mom stopped that passenger from going to the bathroom and said 'Wait, don't go in there,' according to the passenger.

When the plane landed, state policed boarded the plane and began investigating.

The unnamed passenger said, 'After 3 or 4 different people checked the bathroom, they took the male flight attendant off, and that's when they let us off.'

In a statement to the Daily Mail Online American Airlines said, 'We take this matter very seriously and are fully cooperating with law enforcement in their investigation, as safety and security are our highest priorities.'

State Police determined the that the alleged act occurred mid-flight, which falls under federal jurisdiction.

Federal investigators have taken over the investigation.

This article originally appeared on Daily Mail

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