Cops: Drunk Passenger Tried to Open Exit Door on Flight

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BOSTON — Authorities say an intoxicated, “unruly” passenger was restrained during a British Airways flight Tuesday from London to Boston’s Logan International Airport, and police were asked to meet the plane upon landing, an airline spokeswoman said.

Flight 213 landed at Logan Tuesday afternoon, and state troopers were boarding the plane to investigate, Massachusetts State Police said.

The FAA says the passenger was restrained after allegedly trying to “open an exit door.” State police, however, said British Airways informed them that a passenger tried to enter the cockpit.

A British Airways spokeswoman said the crew “requested that police meet the flight in Boston due to an unruly customer on board.”

A review of the air traffic control transmission indicates pilots did not declare an emergency.

Flight 213 departed London’s Heathrow Airport on Tuesday morning and landed in Boston at 1:28 p.m. ET, according to flight tracking website flightradar24.com.