The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan Arrested After Fight on Airplane
Officials said the singer injured a flight attendant and a police officer, but was released without charges
The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan was arrested early Monday after allegedly assaulting a flight attendant. The Irish singer was seated in business class on a flight from New York City’s JFK airport to Shannon, Ireland, and allegedly attacked the flight attendant shortly before the plane landed around 5 a.m. local time. The as-of-yet unnamed victim reportedly suffered a fracture in her foot, and O’Riordan reportedly also attacked a police officer before she was detained, though the officer was not seriously injured.
O’Riordan said she felt ill while being questioned at the police station, and was sent to the hospital after being examined by a doctor. She has since been discharged, and police have not charged her with any crime, though an Aer Lingus spokesman told BBC News police were still investigating the incident.