Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Sep 30, 5:39 PM (ET)
By KAREN MATTHEWS
NEW YORK (AP) - A traveler who may have accidentally choked herself to death while handcuffed in an airport holding cell .....
Officers handcuffed her and took her to the holding room, where she kept screaming, authorities said. They checked on her when she became quiet and found her unresponsive, said Phoenix police Sgt. Andy Hill.
It appears Gotbaum may have tried to get out of her handcuffs, which ended up around her neck, Hill said. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. [MORE]
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