FBI recently detained a 36-year-old aggressive woman for reportedly attacking several flight attendants during the Dallas/Fort Worth to Charlotte flight. According to the arrest warrant, the woman stormed the cockpit and hit several staff members who were trying to restrain her.
Aggressive Woman Attacked Flight Crew for No Reason
The alleged incident occurred on Wednesday during the Dallas/Fort Worth – Charlotte flight. As the pilots were preparing for descent, Charlene Sarieann Harriott, a 36-year-old passenger seated at the back of the plane, started to behave erratically.
Several eyewitnesses aboard the plane recalled seeing the aggressive woman rushing towards the front part and storming the cockpit where the flight crew was preparing to land the plane.
On the way to the cockpit, Harriott was intercepted by the flight attendants who tried to calm down the woman and to persuade her to return to the back row seat. However, at the sight of the flight attendants, the woman became violent and begun kicking them.
In order to restrain her, the flight attendants were forced to use zip ties and duct tape. During the scuffle that followed, a flight attendant was kicked in the stomach and leg, another one in the right forearm, and one bit on the right forearm.
Upon landing, the woman was taken into custody by FBI agents and charged with assault, battery, and interfering with flight crew and attendants. All staff members involved in the incident were taken to the onsite clinic to receive medical attention.
The flight attendant who was bitten by the aggressive woman received stitches, while the others were treated for minor injuries. At the moment, the authorities are trying to determine what exactly triggered the woman and establish why she saw fit to storm the cockpit. American Airlines has started its own investigation.
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