(showbizspy.com) - Fiery supermodel Naomi Campbell could face six months in prison after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer on a British Airways flight, it has emerged.
Campbell, 37, has now been released on bail after apparently having a furious row with BA cabin crew over a missing bag at Heathrow's Terminal 5.
During the showdown, Campbell spat at an officer, one onlooker claimed. Another claimed that she was virtually "dragged" from the aircraft.
Naomi - who has a long history of temper tantrums and of attacking her staff - was to appear on a television program in the U.S., and was apparently told that one of her two bags had not been loaded on to the plane.
The bag, which is thought to contain clothes for her TV appearance, was said to be "very heavy".
Onlookers say Campbell began screaming and swearing at staff, waving her arms.
After a "sustained" period of alleged abuse she got off the plane before boarding it again and continuing to shout and swear - prompting BA staff to call the police.
The incident, which lasted 40 minutes, saw Naomi being put into handcuffs and after a struggle, four officers managed to get her off the aircraft, sources said.
A witness said: "She was screaming and shouting, effing and blinding and complaining that she did not have her clothes for her television appearance.
"I've never seen anything like it."
Another said: "She attacked a male police officer and spat at him."
She was then taken to Heathrow police station.
A Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed that officers had attended a disturbance at Terminal-5, adding: "A 37-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and taken to Heathrow police station.
"She has been released on bail pending further inquiries, to return at a date in late May."
Last night, Miss Campbell's spokesman evaded questions about her current mental state.
Asked whether she had dealt with the anger management issues she has suffered from, the spokesman said: "I do not have an official line on that. She has been working a lot.
"She has been in meetings this week - work meetings that is. She has been good.
"Someone not in a good mental state would not be working or with friends."