American held after threat to stab pilot

August 23rd, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 23 (IANS) A drunken US businessman was held after he allegedly threatened to stab a plane’s pilots during a flight to Britain.

Tim Bradley, 32, is said to have downed wine and beer at 30,000 feet before threatening fellow passengers and spitting at cabin crew, The Sun reported Tuesday.

Witnesses claimed he brandished a shard of glass after being refused more alcohol on the Boeing 747.

The drama unfolded on the nine hour 40 minutes British Airways flight from Phoenix, Arizona, to Heathrow.

Lesley Lewis, 31, who was near Bradley in business class, said: “He was shouting at customers and crew, swearing, stumbling about the cabin.

“At one stage I could see him holding a broken glass, ready to attack the crew and talking to himself.”

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