Flight Diverted To Denver After Passenger Demands Cat

September 1, 2015

A woman is being held at an immigration detention facility in Aurora after she forced an international flight from Las Vegas to Frankfurt to make an emergency landing when she demanded access to her cat.

KCNC-TV reports that the woman asked for access to her so called "comfort cat" she had taken on board the flight. When she was denied, she had an altercation with a flight attendant.

Other passengers from the flight, which made its stop at Denver International Airport on Friday, departed for Frankfurt about 24 hours later.

The woman, who is from the Czech Republic, is being held by immigration authorities for being in the U.S. without a valid visa. No federal charges will be filed for interference with a flight crew.

The cat remains in federal custody.

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