Flight attendant accused of assaulting crew

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CHARLOTTE, NC - An American Airlines employee was released from jail earlier today (Friday) after assaulting fellow crew members.

Coming up, find out what might have caused her erratic behavior.

A flight attendant charged with assaulting fellow crew members will be heading to a mental health facility.

Jim Bradley has more.

For the second time this week... American airlines flight attendant Joanne Snow walked handcuffed and chained into the federal courthouse.

Once inside .. Prosecutors expressed ongoing concerns about snow's mental state...

And what court documents described as 'erratic behavior' on board two flights between charlotte and Frankfurt, Germany last week.

During those flights... Snow allegedly slapped a fellow flight attendant, hit an air marshall and tried to unlock the plane door as it was taxiing.

Today... Prosecutors asked 'what is the nature of her diagnosis so we can determine if she's a danger.'

Snow's attorney Peter Adolf said within the last month Snow 'had been feeling depressed' and 'was prescribed medication' to which she 'may have had an adverse reaction.'

He says family members told him snow was a totally different person when she started taking the medication.

"Do you guys want to say anything at all?"

"No thank you."

Snow's son Kyle declined comment outside the courthouse..

But moments earlier he agreed to co-sign a judge's order granting Snow a $50,000  bond, with the stipulation that she enter a mental health facility for treatment within the next 10 days.

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