Woman dragged off Southwest flight after 'potential threat'

Marco Green
June 26, 2017

A flight to Houston from Los Angeles was diverted to Corpus Christi, Texas Sunday after a woman reportedly tried to open an emergency exit door and jump out of the plane, reports CBS Houston affiliate KHOU-TV.

The incident happened on Southwest flight 4519 which was headed from Los Angeles to William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. "She wrote "Help me" and her name on (beverage napkins)".

In another video she took, a fellow passenger told her that the woman was up against a wall in the airport terminal yelling at passersby about how "the government was unfair to her and her family" and that they "experimented on her and forced her to walk backwards". "You never expect to think you'd be on that same flight".

Returning from a holiday in California, Pamela Minchew from the Independent School District (ISD) police in Cleveland, saw the passenger attempting to open the door mid-flight, ISD police chief Rex Evans told the Houston Chronicle.

The plane landed without incident and local officers met the jet at the gate "and removed the disruptive passenger", Southwest said in the statement. Michew joined the department only three weeks ago.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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