‘Unruly’ woman on Boston-bound jet arrested after trying to open exit door mid-flight
US police on Tuesday met a British Airways jet in Boston to arrest a female passenger who faces charges after trying to open the exit door mid-flight from London, officials said.
Flight BA 213 landed at Boston Logan Airport at around 1:30 pm (1830 GMT) following a six and a half hour journey from London Heathrow.
Massachusetts State Police said they met the Boeing 777 to arrest the 30-year-old woman, who tried to open the exit door while intoxicated.
“No known nexus to terrorism at this time,” police said on twitter.
“Passenger being interviewed, as are witnesses/flight crew,” it said, adding that the woman would “most likely” face charges of at least interfering with flight crew.
British Airways said in a statement: “We do not tolerate abusive behavior.
“Our crew have requested that police meet the flight in Boston due to an unruly customer on board,” a spokeswoman added.
The incident comes with British and US authorities on heightened alert after devastating gun and suicide attacks killed at least 129 people in Paris last Friday.