A drunken North Carolina woman assaulted a federal air marshal aboard a United Airlines flight from Frankfurt to Virginia — after she threatened to “stab everyone on the plane” and then commit suicide, according to the feds.
Dana Ghazi Mustafa, 27, was in a lavatory on the flight from Germany to Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC, on Saturday when flight attendants heard a smoke alarm and told her smoking is forbidden, Fox News reported.
After returning to her seat, a bawling Mustafa, who reeked of alcohol, told the crew that she was flying home to see her family — falsely claiming they had just been killed in a car crash caused by a drunken driver, according to a criminal complaint.
She then punched the TV screen in front of her seat and flung a coin at the bulkhead, prosecutors said.
Mustafa later headed for the lavatory again while striking the flint of her lighter before pushing away flight attendants who tried to block her, according to court papers.
When two air marshals tried to cuff the unhinged woman, she repeatedly kicked one of them in the shins, papers say, but she was eventually restrained and seated next to the law enforcement agents.
“I’m going to stab everyone on the plane, then kill myself. I’m Palestinian! That’s how we get down,” shouted Mustafa, according to the documents.
A half-empty liter bottle of Absolut vodka was found in her bag, the feds said.
“I was allowed to drink my duty-free bottle of vodka on my previous flight,” she claimed.
When arrested by the FBI after landing, Mustafa admitted that she had concocted the story about her family being wiped out by the drunken motorist.
She was charged with assaulting a federal officer and made her first appearance in Alexandria, Virginia, federal court on Monday afternoon. She faces a maximum sentence of eight years behind bars if convicted.
Mustafa, who did not comment or enter a plea, is due in court again Tuesday, according to NBC Washington.
“What’s the point of living?” she was recorded as saying, the Washington Post reported.
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