US police respond to unruly woman on British Airways jet

NEW YORK (AFP) - US police on Tuesday met a British Airways jet in Boston to arrest a female passenger who faces charges after trying to open the exit door mid-flight from London, officials said.

Flight BA213 landed at Boston Logan Airport at around 1.30pm (2-30am on Wednesday Singapore time) following a six-and-a-half-hour journey from London Heathrow.

Massachusetts State Police said they met the Boeing 777 to arrest the 30-year-old woman, who tried to open the exit door while intoxicated.

"No known nexus to terrorism at this time," police said on twitter.

"Passenger being interviewed, as are witnesses/flight crew," it said, adding that the woman would "most likely" face charges of at least interfering with flight crew.

British Airways said in a statement: "We do not tolerate abusive behaviour.

" Our crew have requested that police meet the flight in Boston due to an unruly customer on board," a spokeswoman added.

The incident comes with British and US authorities on heightened alert after devastating gun and suicide attacks killed at least 129 people in Paris last Friday.