Cranberries star arrested over 'air rage' incident

Cranberries star arrested over 'air rage' incident
Singer Dolores O'Riordan of the Irish rock band The Cranberries performs at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona, Spain, on October 4, 2012.

DUBLIN - Irish police arrested a woman reported to be Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan after an alleged assault on a flight from the United States on Monday, police said.

O'Riordan, who shot to fame as the lead singer of the Cranberries in the 1990s, was detained at Shannon airport in southwest Ireland on arrival on an Aer Lingus flight from New York.

Police officers "were called to meet the aircraft following an allegation of assault on an Aer Lingus female air hostess," a police spokesman said.

"A male member of An Gardai Siochana (Ireland's police service) was also assaulted... during the course of the arrest."

The air stewardess was brought to hospital for treatment, the police spokesman said.

O'Riordan, 43, was reportedly taken for questioning at a police station, before being brought to hospital for examination.

The singer and lead songwriter for the band, which sold over 40 million albums worldwide, was later released without charge.

Police said an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

O'Riordan's management company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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