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Unruly Woman Restrained With Duct Tape on Flight to P.R.

The FBI says the passenger used profanity and was touching others

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    Unruly Woman Restrained With Duct Tape on Flight to P.R.
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    Duct tape displayed in a retail store. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

     Authorities say a flight crew used duct tape to restrain an unruly New York woman on a flight from Puerto Rico to Chicago.
       
    The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the FBI said the passenger slapped a crew member on the buttocks and pulled a blind passenger's hair.

    The flight was diverted Saturday to Charlotte, where the passenger fought with police officers who came aboard the plane.
       
    FBI Agent Peter Carricato said the passenger also used profanity and was touching and jabbing others.   Authorities said 45-year-old Maria Esther Castillo of Oswego, N.Y., has been charged with resisting arrest and interfering with the operations of a flight crew. She faces a detention hearing on Thursday.