Woman taken into custody by the FBI after causing a ‘disturbance’ on a flight to Atlanta

ATLANTA — A woman who reportedly caused a scene while on board a flight to Atlanta is now in FBI custody, according to Atlanta police.

Police say they were called to Hartsfield-Jackson International airport last week in reference to an unruly passenger on a Delta flight from Tampa to Atlanta.

[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]

Officers and Delta employees were waiting at the gate when the plane arrived. Passengers exiting the plane told police that a passenger named Patricia Cornwall caused a “disturbance” that led to the injury of other passengers and Delta employees.

Investigators then detained Cornwall and contacted the FBI who then took her into custody.

[SIGN UP: WSB-TV Daily Headlines Newsletter]

There is no word at this time as to the extent of the injuries employees and passengers suffered or what charges Cornwall will face.

Police have not released any details on what led up to the “disturbance.”

A spokesperson for Delta released a statement Sunday morning saying,

Flight 2790 from Tampa to Atlanta was met by law enforcement after an unruly customer disturbance during flight. Situations like these are rare for the vast majority of our customers and Delta has zero tolerance for unruly behavior at our airports and aboard our aircraft.”


Comments on this article