Cops: Drunk woman tried to open UK-to-Boston jet’s exit door

A jet departs Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. Police are searching two planes at Atlanta’s main airport after authorities received what they described as credible bomb threats. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts State Police say a drunken passenger on a London-to-Boston British Airways flight tried to open an exit door on the plane and was restrained.

Police say the incident is not believed to have a link to terror.

British Airways told state police that a woman about 30 years old tried to open the exit door 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. A spokesman for state police says troopers have taken the passenger into custody.

State police tweeted: “No known nexus to terrorism at this time.”

In a statement, British Airways called the passenger “unruly.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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