...According to court documents, 27-year-old Dana Mustafa was on board a flight that departed from Frankfurt, Germany, on February 22, when flight attendants were alerted to the activation of a flight lavatory smoke detector.
...Flight attendants encountered Mustafa in the lavatory and told her smoking was not allowed aboard the aircraft and to return to her seat.
...Court documents say Mustafa was crying and visibly upset and told flight attendants she was returning home to see her family but said they had died in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.
...A Federal Air Marshal then observed Mustafa leave her seat and walk to the rear of the plane while striking the flint of a lighter, according to court documents.
...When Mustafa was relocated next to a Federal Air Marshal, court documents say she said: "I’m going to stab everyone on this plane. Then kill myself. I’m Palestinian! That’s how we get down."
...Mustafa is charged with assaulting a federal officer.
Submitted 36 days ago