British Airways redirected flight after drunk students bite passengers and attack cabin crew

An American student was detained for six months after biting a passenger in a drunken rage on a British Airways flight and forcing the plane to be rerouted.

Jeffrey Libby, 21, became "aggressive and abusive" after drinking a bottle of Barcadi rum he had brought on board the flight from Heathrow to Dallas.

As flight crews tried to calm him down, he charged two passengers and a crew member, "scratched and hit and even bite a finger in the finger," said the Metropolitan Police.