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. Another Snowflake having a meltdown…

  2. Asian countries for Asians.

    Black countries for Blacks.

    but White countries for everybody?

    That’s genocide.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for Anti-White.

    1. You are more than welcome to return to Europe. I’m sure Native Americans would love to have their land back. Oh yeah, blacks bought tickets to America of their own free will…good point. Idiot.

  3. Jtom Carr says:

    I suspect that when she made the threats, she was higher than the plane.

  4. Mark Randall says:

    Another gender studies doctorial candidate heard from.

  5. Judy Congdon says:

    Self-entitled millenial having a nicotine fit; she could have prepared ahead by using a patch, but no, that woud have required brains. I hope she gets heavily fined.

  6. No, marijuana user which results in psychotic episodes in adults at high altitudes. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

  7. Jim Rockford says:

    What threw her into a tailspin is that this is the 1st time this entitled ANTIFA warrior queen ever heard the word “NO”.

  8. Scott Gunn says:

    She’s quite the looker….as in “look out, here she comes!”

  9. She should read Allen Carr’s The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.

  10. She is studying gender studies and has $200k in student debt

  11. David Faust says:

    You act up on an airplane, you get your ads kicked. It’s quite simple, really…

  12. What do you bet she was high on some drug? Why else would you not remember why you were anxious.That alone could produce anxiety.

  13. Lee Bertram says:

    Oh, she’s from the Portland area. Not a thing unusual about her or her thought process. Not one thing. Just more of Portland being Portland.

  14. How much of this occurred in the past, but there was no ability to videotape this? Not saying this has always been the norm, just now it is videotaped. Maybe there is so much more opiod usage, or other drug usage that is bringing this type of behavior on?

  15. Vox Veritas says:

    She’s a n-a-a-a-a-a-stee woman!

  16. Simone Gemma says:

    3….2….1…when is her reality show coming out?!

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