Bound flight diverted after woman tries to open emergency exit door

But, the airline said in a statement, the captain chose to divert to Corpus Christi after crew members reported "a potential threat in the cabin". Cleveland ISD police department expressed their pride in the officer in a Facebook post.

As she attempted to open the emergency exit aboard the plane, she was tackled and subdued by a passenger, Pamela Michenow, an off-duty officer of the Cleveland, Texas, Independent School District.

Passenger Kristy Gillentine spoke with another passenger who said the woman was yelling about the government doing an experiment on her to make her walk backwards.

She had observed the irrational passenger attempting to open the exit door in mid-flight.

"She was still allowed on the plane. She ended up breaking it off", Mokwuah said. "But the staff handled everything very well".

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After landing, local authorities met at the aircraft at the gate and removed the disruptive passenger.

The woman was detained by police in Corpus Christi, while the plane eventually continued its journey almost five hours behind schedule.

"Then all I saw was the look of fright in the flight attendant's face, and I knew something was going on", she said.

Passengers who witnessed the incident were held aside for questioning, while others waited in the airport ate Domino's pizza provided by the pilot.

Gillentine wrote in the comments of her videos the woman was trying to open an emergency exit door when an off-duty police officer stopped her. Due to the fact that the plane was in the air when the incident happened, they'll be investigating the matter.

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