updated 4/2/2009 11:45:53 AM ET 2009-04-02T15:45:53

The FBI has arrested a 45-year-old woman for allegedly shoving a JetBlue flight attendant and trying to force open a cabin door during a flight bound to New York City from Puerto Rico.

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FBI spokesman Harry Rodriguez says agents arrested Esther Perez of New York City on federal charges of interference with a flight crew.

A criminal complaint alleges the visibly agitated woman grappled with an attendant 30 minutes into the flight on Wednesday before grabbing a handle on a cabin door.

Rodriguez said the woman was quickly restrained by flight crew and passengers.

The plane had to return to Luis Munoz Marin International Airport in San Juan.

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