Cranberries Singer Arrested for Violent Airplane Attack
Cranberries vocalist Dolores O'Riordan was arrested early Monday morning (Nov. 10) after attacking a stewardess and a police officer on a flight from New York City to Ireland.
The 43-year-old alt-rock frontwoman allegedly first attacked a stewardess on board -- fracturing one of her feet -- and later head-butted a police officer after landing. O'Riordan was arrested after Aer Lingus flight EI 110 landed in Shannon in Ireland's County Clare at approximately 5 a.m. local time.
According to the BBC, O'Riordan was detained under section four of Ireland's Criminal Justice Act and was questioned over allegations of assault. However, she soon complained of feeling ill and was taken to a hospital in Limerick, Ireland, before being released into her mother's care.
"The matter is being investigated by An Garda Siochana (Irish police)," an Aer Lingus spokesman told the BBC. "As this is a security matter we will not comment any further."
The stewardess was taken to hospital for X-ray and medical treatment, while the police officer suffered no serious injuries.
O'Riordan, married and a mother of three, had been living in Dublin. The Cranberries' last studio album was Roses, which dropped Feb. 27, 2012, via Downtown Records/Cooking Vinyl.
Billboard has reached out to O'Riordan's team for comment.