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Authorities report a passenger became unruly mid flight from Lisbon, Portugal to Dublin, Ireland. The 24 year old Brazilian man bit another passenger and had to be restrained. The attacker then went into convulsions and lapsed into unconsciousness. Despite efforts to revive him by a doctor and nurse on board the man died. The flight was diverted to Cork, Ireland where the bite victim was taken to the hospital.
“The noise he was making was like something that I’d never heard before and wouldn’t like to hear again,” a witness told the Cork radio station 96FM. “It was like a deep anguish, that is the best way I can describe it. It was very, very troubled.”
A 44 year old Portuguese woman who was traveling with the assailant was arrested after Cork police discovered about 5 pounds of suspected amphetamine powder in her suitcase.