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Southwest passenger caught smoking threatens to ‘kill everybody on this plane’

Bill Hethcock
American City Business Journals

A woman who threatened to kill fellow passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Portland to Sacramento was arrested and charged Saturday after a dramatic episode captured on video . “I swear, if you don’t (expletive) land, I will (expletive) kill everybody on this (expletive) plane!” the 24-year-old woman yelled at a flight attendant, according to the video obtained by Portland CBS affiliate KOIN6. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) said in a statement that the woman, identified as Valerie Curbelo of Sandy, Ore., had tampered with a smoke detector in the plane’s bathroom and smoked before the outburst.