Port Authority Police at Newark Liberty International Airport were called to the gate of an incoming aircraft Friday afternoon to deal with a drunken and disorderly passenger.
It happened on a United flight arriving from Stockholm.
A Port Authority spokesperson says the woman was carrying a Swedish passport. She was detained and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
She is likely to face charges. Her name had not been released on Friday afternoon.
The Port Authority says that initial reports that the woman had assaulted a member of the flight crew were incorrect.
No further details were immediately available.