SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A woman is in jail after threatening to kill fellow passengers on a Southwest flight from Portland to Sacramento. The chaotic scene was captured on video that a fellow passenger sent to CBS13.

The incident began after a woman attempted to smoke in the airplane bathroom and alter the smoke detector, according to airline officials.

The man who shot the video said the woman was ordered back to her seat but began yelling irrationally, threatening to kill everyone on board, and demanding that the plane land.

Valerie Curbelo (CBS13)

He says she pushed a flight attendant and had to be physically restrained by passengers and crew for the remaining 30 minutes of the flight.

Law enforcement officers were waiting at the gate and arrested 24-year-old Valerie Curbelo on the spot.

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CBS13’s Marc Thompson went to the Sacramento County Jail to get Curbelo’s side of the story.

Why did you try and smoke in the bathroom?” Thompson asked.

“The anxiety, yeah the anxiety,” Curbelo said.

But Cabello couldn’t say what she was anxious about, or why she acted the way she did.

“You were saying some pretty threatening things like you were going to kill everybody on the plane, why did you say that?” Thompson asked.

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“I don’t know,” Curbelo replied. “It was not me. It was not me.”

Cabello is from Sandy, Oregon just outside of Portland. She wouldn’t discuss why she was flying to Sacramento.

She was booked into the Sacramento County Jail on the charge of making criminal threats.

Comments (59)
  1. Kurt Frommd says:

    they should have just kicked her off the plane…at 30.000 feet

  2. Either get rid of the damn pop-up videos or provide a way to turn them off!

  3. Most of this kind of behavior is due to the changes from the 1960’s on! The nation must reverse course.

  4. Portland to Sacramento… another Progressive Entitled crazed liberal attacks.

  5. snailmailtrucker says:

    Portland Oregon
    Sacro-mental, Calif. ….who the F cares ?

  6. Chuck Yates says:

    Another liberal making a fool of herself.

  7. Buddy Burke says:

    Next time you wonder how liberals set up a nation for chronic mid east terror attack, try to remember they exploit isolated local nonsense like this.

  8. Her only legal defense – uncontrollable PMS.

  9. Typical American liberal female. Nothing to see here.

  10. Hillary voter…Trump hater…SJW loser…Just sayin

  11. Not atypical behavior for a California liberal.

  12. Lilith Whyte says:

    She was probably outraged that the flight attendant referred to her by the incorrect pronoun.

  13. Only way to solve this problem is to legally excuse passengers from a beatdown, tying these nut cases to a seat, followed by a minimum 5-year federal sentence. Is a matter of survival. How can passengers tell the difference between some idiot and a terrorist?

  14. Gary Barnett says:

    Just a normal everyday conversation and interaction with an American liberal. God help America, with people such as this the US needs all the help it can get.

  15. Vernon Laux says:

    More proof that democRats need mental heath help badly….

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