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Sunday
Aug032014

Unruly Passenger Causes Diversion of American Airlines Flight

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Police arrested a New Mexico woman on Sunday after she became disorderly onboard an American Airlines flight on Sunday, forcing the plane to be diverted to Nashville.

A female passenger aboard a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Boston, allegedly became disorderly during the flight, rushing towards the cockpit and engaging in violent or threatening behavior. An arrest report indicated that she is also accused of punching a male flight attendant in the stomach. Police say she appeared slightly intoxicated.

The woman, 55, was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and three counts of assault of a law enforcement officer.


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