Fight Breaks Out on Cruise Ship, Then a Death

By Linda Hervieux

July 27, 2017

A 39-year-old Utah woman is dead after an apparent domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship off Alaska, and a suspect is in custody, the AP reports. 

The FBI released no names and few details about the incident ahead of a planned news conference on Thursday, but passengers aboard the Emerald Princess reported a loud argument Tuesday night. Charles Rowlen tells KTVA he had just gone to bed when "I heard terrible screaming … It sounded like two or three ladies or girls."

Chris Ceman says a little girl from a cabin down the hall from his "came running out, calling for help, that her parents were in a fight. … She sounded pretty desperate." Rowlen looked over the balcony and saw a bloodied man two floors down who looked like he was ready to jump. Rowlen's wife yelled to him to stop, which he apparently did.

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