Man Arrested After Incident on Flight

A man from the UK is in State Police custody after he allegedly assaulted a woman and caused a disturbance on a transatlantic flight this morning.

DARREN A. HALLIWELL, 48, of Aspull, a village in Greater Manchester County in England, is currently charged with interfering with a flight crew. Additional charges related to the alleged assault are possible.

Troopers met British Airways Flight 195, on which HALLIWELL was a passenger, when it landed at Logan Airport shortly after noon. State Police had been notified that the flight was being diverted to Logan after HALLIWELL allegedly assaulted a woman he was traveling with and became disruptive. Out of respect for her privacy we are not naming her or commenting on her relationship to the defendant.

British Airways Flight 195 had originated in London and was heading to Houston. After the defendant’s removal from the flight, the plane continued to its destination.

HALLIWELL is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in the East Boston District Court.

No further is available at this time.

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