CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A U.S. magistrate is allowing the American Airlines flight attendant accused of striking co-workers and federal marshals on an overseas flight to return to her New Hampshire home for a psychological evaluation.
But multiple media outlets report 67-year-old Joanne Snow isn't allowed to fly there.
On Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge David Cayer set a $50,000 unsecured bond for Snow, provided she visits a mental health treatment facility within 10 days for an assessment.
Her attorney suggested that an adverse reaction to a new medication may be to blame for Snow's behavior.
Snow is accused of two federal crimes stemming from a round-trip flight between Charlotte and Frankfurt, Germany, on Thanksgiving. She faces a maximum penalty of more than 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.