Woman who'd 'kill' for aspirin removed from flightJuly 11, 1997
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ROMULUS, Michigan (CNN) -- An American Airlines flight made an unscheduled stop at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Thursday after a passenger said she needed an aspirin so bad she could "kill someone."
Airport police took the woman, identified only as a 39-year-old resident of Fort Bragg, California, to police headquarters. FBI agents and Federal Aviation Administration officials questioned the woman for more than two hours before releasing her, the FBI said.
"She was not considered a threat," said airport spokeswoman Barbara Hogan. "They considered it was a stupid remark."
Flight 2074 had taken off from Chicago on its way to Newark, New Jersey, when the woman said, "Boy, have I got a headache. I need an aspirin before I kill someone," according to Hogan.
American Airlines spokeswoman Mary Frances Fagan said the woman made threats against a flight attendant that went beyond an off-hand comment about her headache.
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