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Man accused of slapping toddler on plane now out of a job

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight has been fired, his former employer said Sunday.

Joe Hundley of Hayden, Idaho is no longer an employee of AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group, Daniel Keeney of DPK Public Relations confirmed Sunday night.

Al Haase, president and CEO of AGC, released a statement Sunday that didn't refer to the 60-year-old Hundley by name but called reports of an executive's behavior "offensive and disturbing" and said he "is no longer employed with the company."

Hundley was charged with assault last week after he was accused of slapping a 2-year-old boy and called him a racial slur during the February 8th flight. His attorney says he will plead not guilty.

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