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Southwest Airlines says it was "disheartened" to learn a mother traveling with her daughter on a flight last month was stopped after being flagged by an airline employee as a potential human trafficker.
Mary MacCarthy, who is White, and her 10-year-old daughter, Moira, who is biracial, were at Denver International Airport on Oct. 22 when they were pulled aside by a Southwest employee, according to the DailyMail.
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According to the outlet, a Southwest employee reported the mom for "suspicious behavior." A police report was also allegedly filed indicating the airline and police suspected that the child was being trafficked.
In a clip, exclusively obtained by the Daily Mail, the mother and daughter were seen in tears after being confronted by an employee and two airport officers. Mary MacCarthy can reportedly be heard saying, "It's OK sweetheart," to her sobbing daughter.