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Unruly' Passenger Restrained on British Airways London-to-Boston Flight as She Tried to Open Exit Door


"Investigation determines passenger was intoxicated."

BOSTON (TheBlaze/AP) -- Massachusetts State Police said Tuesday afternoon that a passenger on a London-to-Boston British Airways flight was restrained after she tried to open an exit door.

Police described the woman as "intoxicated" in a tweet that clarified the woman had tried to open a door, not enter a cockpit as originally reported.

British Airways told state police that the woman tried to enter the cockpit Tuesday on Flight 213. The flight landed about a half-hour ahead of schedule at Boston's Logan International Airport at 1:30 p.m. The woman, estimated by police to be about 30 years old, was taken into custody for interviewing.

State police also said she "will most likely face charges of at least interfering [with] flight crew."

No other details were immediately available.

In a statement, British Airways called the passenger "unruly" and said the flight crew asked that police meet the flight in Boston. The airline says it does not tolerate abusive behavior, but it didn't elaborate.

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