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British Airways flight diverted for unruly passenger

09 July 2015, 08:31

Boston - Authorities say a flight from London was diverted to Boston after an English passenger allegedly assaulted a travelling companion.

Massachusetts state police said troopers arrested 48-year-old Darren Halliwell, of Aspull, after the Houston-bound British Airways flight landed at Logan International Airport around noon on Wednesday.

Halliwell was charged with interfering with a flight crew. Police said it took multiple passengers to restrain him.

Authorities say Halliwell allegedly assaulted a woman who was travelling with him. More charges could be filed.

A statement released by British Airways says customers and crew shouldn't have to suffer any form of abuse.

Authorities say the plane continued to Houston after Halliwell was arrested. He is expected to be arraigned on Thursday.

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