As we enter a new round of general hysteria, we have the exciting tale of the disruptive passenger:
A woman passenger has been arrested after a flight from London to Washington was diverted to Boston because of an on-board disturbance.
Transport officials said the 59-year-old woman was held in connection with a confrontation with the flight crew.
She was carrying hand cream – a banned item – and matches on board the United Airlines flight.
The aircraft was escorted into Logan airport by two jet fighters.
The article goes on to note:
Reports that the woman was carrying a screwdriver and a note referring to al-Qaeda have been denied.
I heard one of those reports on CNN radio today, and before it disappears down the memory hole I would like to point out that not only was the woman supposedly carrying a note about al-Qaeda, but the note was supposedly written in Arabic!
Except, as it turns out, not.