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British Airways Passenger Restrained on London-Boston Flight

A female passenger on a British Airways flight was restrained after allegedly attempting to enter the plane’s cockpit. In a statement, airline officials condemned the passenger for “abusive behavior.”

The Massachusetts State Police said the woman appeared to be intoxicated and there is no connection to terrorism at this time.

Flight 213 took off from Heathrow Airport in London on Tuesday morning. It landed at Logan Airport at 1:30PM local time. The passenger was reportedly restrained until the flight landed and will be processed appropriately, authorities said.

“Our customers and crew deserve to have a safe and enjoyable flight and we do not tolerate abusive behavior,” stated the airline.

 

 

While reports have surfaced that the suspect attempted to open a door on the plane, placing the passengers in danger and the plane itself in danger of crashing, British Airways has refuted that claim, issuing a statement clarifying that “a disturbed and unruly passenger tried to force one of the doors on the plane, but NOT the cockpit door.”

The police say the investigation is ongoing. The woman appears to be 30 years old.

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