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Westchester Woman Attacks Flight Attendant After Demanding To Get Off Plane

Passengers hold down Breanna Farquharson of Mount Vernon on the flight bound for O'Hare Airport in Chicago.
Passengers hold down Breanna Farquharson of Mount Vernon on the flight bound for O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Photo Credit: Twitter @Fox5NY

A Mount Vernon woman on a flight from New York to Chicago was restrained by crew and passengers after allegedly attacking a flight attendant Thursday night, according to multiple reports.

Breanna Farquharson, 22, was charged with assaulting a crew member after scratching the flight attendant’s lip while frantically demanding to get off the flight 30 minutes after takeoff, according to the Detroit News. The flight had to be diverted to Detroit.

Farquharson also reportedly attacked a passenger, breaking her necklace after grabbing her by the collar, the Detroit News said.

Four passengers, with the help of crew members, were finally were able to restrain Farquharson.

For accounts by passengers who helped constrain Farquharson, check this video from CBS 2.

Click here to read the Detroit News report.

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