HONOLULU (KHON2) — Steven Sloan Jr. appeared in court on Monday, Sept 27 for allegedly punching a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant in the head and chest.

Flight HA 152 left Honolulu around 7:30 a.m. on its way to Hilo on Thursday, Sept. 23.

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The flight had to back track to Honolulu about 15 minutes into the flight after the incident.

Sloan was arrested that day.

A federal judge has scheduled a detention hearing for Sloan on Thursday, Sept. 30.

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He will remain in custody at the federal detention center until then.