United Airlines flight #1108 carrying New Jersey Governor Chris Christie from San Francisco to Boston was delayed earlier this morning after reports of a suspicious passenger on board:
— ABC7 News (@abc7newsBayArea) November 20, 2015
Passenger removed from flight Christie was aboard: Gov. Chris Christie was traveling from San Francisco to Boston… https://t.co/L1Cnu6yrST
— Providence Buzz (@ProvidenceBuzz) November 20, 2015
Some passengers tweeted that Christie was threatened by the man…
— AJ+ (@ajplus) November 20, 2015
…but his campaign denied it:
— Chris Christie (@ChrisChristie) November 20, 2015
And the airport says the passenger was creeping on the flight attendants:
SFO spox on delay of Christie's plane: A male passenger was taking photos of female flight attendants, which created "level of discomfort."
— Maddie Hanna (@maddiehanna) November 20, 2015
The passengers were evacuated from the plane, including the governor who was spotted at a table with his earbuds in:
NJ Gov. Christie on United flight from SFO that was grounded because of a suspicious passenger. pic.twitter.com/M9W3EYbjvF
— Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7) November 20, 2015
According to United Airlines, the flight — which was supposed to leave at 8:32 a.m. PST — departed at 1:59 p.m. PST.