Police are seen here with the passenger at the airport on Friday night, shortly after the incident. *Photo courtesy of bernews
Police are seen here with the passenger at the airport on Friday night, shortly after the incident. *Photo courtesy of bernews
TUESDAY, NOV.9: A disruptive airline passenger who caused a flight to be diverted to Bermuda is now in U.K. police custody.

Last Friday evening, a Thomson Airways flight from Manchester to the Dominican Republic landed in Bermuda as a result of the female passenger’s behavior.

According to a police press statement, the woman was said to have been involved in a loud argument with her husband and later became abusive to other passengers and crew who were trying to calm her down. 

While crew members were trying to restrain her, she allegedly assaulted one of them and was restrained for the rest of the flight.

When the plane landed in Bermuda, officers arrested the 45-year-old and she was taken to Southside Police Station, where she was interviewed.

A police spokesman said a file was prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, who then referred the matter to U.K. police.

The passenger was flown back to Manchester yesterday afternoon via the U.S. Two Bermuda Police Service officers escorted her.

The woman has been placed in the custody of Manchester Police.