Woman arrested after smoking on Anchorage-bound flight
A woman sought by Anchorage police was picked up on a flight arriving in Anchorage last week after she allegedly became unruly and violated federal law.
Airport Police and Fire Sgt. Dan Juarez said Amber Barr was wanted on Anchorage police warrants for failure to appear and a remand. Officers were called to meet her incoming Delta Air Lines flight at about 8 p.m. Friday.
“The initial report was a passenger smoking on the aircraft, sleeping on the floor and just generally not cooperating with aircrew,” Juarez said.
Airport Police and Fire officers boarded the aircraft to remove Barr, who was held at the Anchorage Jail on her existing $5,000 warrants. Juarez didn’t have word on whether she was cooperative during the arrest.
According to a Facebook post from Airport Police and Fire, the incident could lead to federal charges of interference with a flight crew.
Anchorage FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier said agents interviewed Barr, but a charging decision was pending from the U.S. attorney’s office for Alaska.
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