Police in Germany have been investigating a situation in which a male passenger wearing a Star of David necklace was allegedly subjected last Saturday to anti-Semitic insults by a female attendant at Berlin’s Tegel Airport.

The passenger, who is reportedly 50 years old and resides in the German capital, tried to board an Easyjet flight to the Spanish island of Menorca, but was caught in a verbal dispute with a check-in staffer regarding additional baggage fees, causing him to miss the flight as she allegedly hurled anti-Semitic remarks at him.

The passenger immediately filed a complaint following the incident, which federal police are probing as a possible hate crime.

The Berliner Morgenpost newspaper reported that Easyjet said in a statement on Sunday that it’s responding the incident “seriously,” though it hasn’t determined discriminatory conduct by any staff member.

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